Latest blog entries

Murama Indigenous Youth Summit

The inaugural Indigenous Youth Summit Murama was held at Sydney Olympic Park 16 – 18 October 2016

By: Renee Cawthorne, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Nov 2016

AMplify ep 21: Live Night Talk on Asaro Mud Masks from Papua New Guinea

A distinguished panel explore the cultural significance and museum acquisition of Asaro Mud Men Masks.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2016

European vacations with a worm flavour

AMRI worm researchers attend the 12th International Polychaete Conference and teach taxonomy courses in Europe.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Nov 2016

Digivol scans 40-year-old slides of spiders

Check out some of the beautiful images of the AM arachnology slide collection scanned by DigiVol volunteers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

WeDigBio 2016

WeDigBio is a 4-day event that engages citizen scientists worldwide to help digitise specimens held in natural history collections.

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

Anything but sluggish: The dawn of land snail phylogenomics

Powerful genome-based methods open new avenues in land snail systematics.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Oct 2016

Kainake and the kamare – hot on the trail of Bougainville’s giant rats

Local knowledge, kastom and hard work leads to an unexpected find on Bougainville Island.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Oct 2016

AMplify: Episode 20, nature photographer Luke Tsharke

Live at the AM, award-winning photographer Luke Tsharke discusses the joys and risks of the getting the perfect shot.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Oct 2016

Imogen walks in her forefather’s footsteps.

Walking through the rooms lived in by her ancestor William Sheridan Wall, delighted 12 year old Imogen Fennessy.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2016

DigiVol: From Glass plate negatives to Digital images

DigiVol has taken digital images of prints of some of the Australian Museum’s large collection of glass plate negatives.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Oct 2016