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Category: Museullaneous

Where have all the spiders gone?

Dreading winter? Just be glad you're not a spider. 

By: Martyn Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 May 2017

1880s: Where it all began - AM's long history with Lord Howe Island

This year, Museum scientists revisted the site where its first scientific field survey was conducted 130 years ago — Lord Howe Island.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2017

AMplify ep 32: Gillian Scott

CEO Kim McKay chats Egyptology, spiders and traveling the world with Gillian Scott, AM's Manager, Exhibitions.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2017

1870s: Australian born and bred

Edward Pierson Ramsay was only in his thirties when he became the first Australian-born curator of the AM on 22 September, 1874.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2017

Camera Trapping

From goannas and sparrows to quolls and kangaroos, citizen scientists play a key role in identifying animals from camera trap footage.

By: Jessica O’Donnell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 May 2017

What a Star!

Six-year-old Julian Perros has raised $620 to help fight the devastating impacts of the Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 May 2017

VIP: Very Important Phasmid

Introducing a Very Important Phasmid, now rehoused at Melbourne Zoo thanks to the efforts on an AM led expedition to Balls Pyramid.

By: Rohan Cleave (Melbourne Zoo), Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2017

1860s: A Naturalist's Legacy

Throughout the 1860s the Australian Museum was led by its formidable, but ill-fated German born curator — Gerard Krefft.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Apr 2017

1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors on William Street

With a handsome new sandstone building on William Street next to Hyde Park, the Australian Museum was the place to be seen in 1850s Sydney.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 31: Live at the AM — 2017 Eureka Prizes Launch

A live panel discussion with former Eureka Prize winners, hosted by Robyn Williams.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2017