The history of our collections and departments.
- A Brief History of the Collections
- History of the Library
- History of the Palaeontology Department
- History of the Mammal Department
- History of the Exhibition and Preparation Department
- History of the Education Department
- History of the Minerals Department
- History of the Anthropology Department
- History of Ichthyology
- History of the Australian Museum Society (TAMS)
Stories celebrating 19 decades of Museum memories and milestones.
- 1820s: Celebrating 190 years
- 1830s: The Rascally Bird Stuffer
- 1840s: Up Against It - William Sheridan Wall
- 1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors on William Street
- 1860s: A Naturalist's Legacy
- 1870s: Australian born and bred
- 1880s: Where it all began - AM's long history with Lord Howe Island
- 1890s: Charles Hedley - upstart colonial?
- 1900s: King of the Beasts – Sculpture Taxidermy at the Australian Museum
- 1910s: Allan McCulloch - A New Breed of Scientist for the 20th Century
History information and education programs.
The Museum's incredible collections are rich in history.
- Specimens lost to the Australian Museum
- Ethel King's Snake Watercolours
- Garden Palace Survivors
- A Garden Palace Survivor: Our first Ethnology Catalogue
- Aboriginal voices from the 1980s
- Blaschka glass sea anemones
- Researching the Blaschka glass models
- Beauty from Nature: art of the Scott sisters
- Scott Sisters collection and science data
Stories about the amazing people who've worked here.
- Anthony Musgrave (1895-1959)
- Winifred West
- Our First Volunteer - Hereward Kesteven
- Elsie Bramell
- Nursemaid to the Fishes - Gilbert Percy Whitley
- Gilbert Percy Whitley
- Fred McCarthy
- Isobel Bennett
- Howard Hughes
- Films For Mr Everyman
- Lilian Medland
- John Disney 'What's Hit is History - What's Missed is Mystery'
- Rex Bretnall
- Frank McNeill
- Harold Fletcher
- Charles Hedley, Conchologist
- Joyce Allan, Conchologist
- Oliver Chalmers – Curator of Minerals
- Ellis Le Geyt Troughton
- Taxidermist Extraordinaire - Jane Tost - Our First Female Employee
Since the 1830s the Museum has been building its collections.