Latest blog entries

Opening up

The recent Corroboree Sydney Festival signals a resurgent interest in Australia’s first peoples.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Sharing the harbour

What makes Sydney’s harbour the most biodiverse in the world? Plunge beneath its murky waters with Museum scientists to find out.

By: Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Mapping our history using Historypin

The Archives has launched an Australian Museum channel on Historypin to showcase our historic photo collections.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2013

A Visionary Servant of the People

Edward Deas Thomson - the ideal public servant.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2013

Ghost Net Art: The Story of Dauma and Garom

The day had started normally enough, sitting around the artists’ table at the Erub Erwer Meta art centre on Darnley Island...

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013

Ghost Net Art: Stopping the Slaughter

Imagine a mindless killing machine half the size of Botany Bay. It's not science fiction but reality for some places in the Torres Strait.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013

Isobel Bennett - Pioneering Marine Biologist

As an intern with the Archives, I have been privileged to discover the amazing life and career of Marine Biologist, Isobel Bennett.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Nov 2013

Feathers of the Gods: On the Director's Wall

An office wall says a lot about the occupant and the organisation, especially if that occupant is the Director of the Australian Museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2013

A Tricky Question About Cicadas

Our collection managers can’t know everything, but part of their job is knowing who to ask when they don’t have the answer.

By: Dr David Britton, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia: Black sands, stormy seas and raining fish!

After a successful week of sampling blennies on Moorea, we gathered our gear and boarded the ferry bound for the island of Tahiti.

By: Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013