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Digitising 40 years of the Australian Museum Magazine

We’ve unlocked the cabinet and are releasing free digital versions of our magazines to the public.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jul 2013

Ghost net art: Work nears completion

Since our departure from Darnley Island in late May, the artists at Erub Erwer Meta have been busy making ghost net works for the museum.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2013

How it All Began (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Thirty years ago, way back in 1983, 85 people from 15 countries gathered at the Australian Museum to spend a week talking about worms.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2013

SciFest 2013

The Australian Museum is participating in SciFest a video conferencing festival promoting science and technology.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 Jul 2013

This week in fish: Flash fishes!

This week you'll be blown out of the water by the amazing footage of flashlight fishes filmed at night.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Jul 2013

Notes from Nature - Digitising the Edgar Waite Diaries #2

In 1883, self-taught naturalist Edgar Waite was only 18 and already a confident and resourceful collector and networker.  

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Science, Date: 19 Jul 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Contacts across Timor Sea

Smoking in Arnhem Land – culture with Asian flavour.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jul 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Kenyah People of Borneo

The glimpses of life of forest people.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jun 2013

Sydney over 100 million years ago

Crocodile-like creatures roam the streets of St Peters while a volcano erupts over Narrabeen – just another day in Sydney, a long time ago.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Jun 2013

Notes from Nature – Digitising the Edgar Waite Dairies #1

Edgar Waite began his life-long diary habit at the tender age of eight.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jun 2013