Latest blog entries

If Twitter was around in the 1800s: the Waite diaries

We summarise a diary of Edgar Waite, zoologist and Museum curator, in 17 tweets.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Indonesia's National Eagle

Decoding Garuda Pancasila, Indonesia's national emblem.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jul 2014

A network of people and places for the study of genetic diversity

Many research sites now provide ongoing observations on genetic diversity, but how can researchers around the world share this information?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

Why the official conservation status of species matters

It’s not just a category; it’s about directing scarce conservation resources to the species most in need.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

Oar-some addition to the fish collection!

Watch us process the latest addition to the fish collection - a 2.3 m long Oarfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

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: Museullaneous, 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