Latest blog entries

Passing on the key – making freshwater mollusc identification easier in Australia

We’re working on enabling everyone to identify the rich freshwater mollusc fauna of Australia!

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2015

Animating ghost net art: Dauma and Garom

Can art animate children when children animate art? A new film from the Torres Strait shows it can.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2015

Ambitious Alignments in our Stores

Researching art at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Feb 2015

Why it matters that marine taxonomists are becoming an “endangered species”

Without taxonomists, we won't know what species we have and what species we're driving to extinction

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Journey of Prince Mursada

Story embedded in Javanese tradition.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Feb 2015

Flying Visit from Tokyo

Putting heads together in the Japanese collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2015

DigiVol: Supporting scientific research at the Australian Museum

DigiVol volunteers help to advance science by digitising collections in preparation for study by researchers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Feb 2015

Become a Scientist for a day

Each 'Scientist For a Day' program has different themes, designed to show kids what it’s like to work in different areas of science.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Feb 2015

The past, present and future of Australia’s mammals

What makes Australian mammals so interesting?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Finding needles in a haystack

Detecting tiny exotic flies just got easier thanks to DNA barcoding, and now we also know where they came from.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015