Latest blog entries

New in the collection: Tasmanian shell necklaces

We recently acquired two stunning shell necklaces by Lola Greeno, which are now on display in our Indigenous Australians Gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

Streamwatch Climate Change Event

The Streamwatch team are supporting our volunteers with a series of events throughout the year across Sydney.

By: Greg McDonald, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Jul 2014

William Holmes: enigma

The first custodian of the Australian Museum came to a sticky end in 1831, just two years into the job.

By: Colin Johnston, Category: explore, Date: 23 Jul 2014

Behind the Scenes as an intern at the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics

The sometimes weird but mainly wonderful experiences of an intern in the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics.

By: Prue Armstrong, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2014

Where will the next volcano erupt in Australia?

The volcanic future of Australia is revealed. 

By: Lin Sutherland, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jul 2014

Learning molecular techniques to help combat the illegal wildlife trade

To help combat the illegal wildlife trade in China, I've travelled to Australia to learn new molecular techniques.

By: Dr Zhao-Min Zhou, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jul 2014

Grub's up!

Feeling peckish? Here's the solution.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Jul 2014

New bone-stripping crustaceans discovered from the deep-sea

Exploring one of the most poorly-understood ecosystems reveals amazing new species that can teach us about life in their extreme environment

By: Dr Niamh Kilgallen, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jul 2014

New fossil Longhorn beetle gives us clues to the past

A new fossil longhorn beetle provides a link between early Cretaceous and modern beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2014

Watching an anglerfish grow

Most people have never watched a fish 'grow up' in the wild, but over a 5 month period Jayne Jenkins did just that.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jul 2014