The Museum in 2012

A small sample of highlights from this year...

Timor-Leste Expedition

This multi-stage expedition to study land is one of the largest surveys in the Museum's history.

Deep Oceans

We revealed secrets from the world’s largest habitat in this exhibition, now on tour at Questacon.

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics

The newly established ACWG draws on the knowledge of Museum wildlife experts.


Our Digital Volunteers have now processed well over 100 000 objects.

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

This groundbreaking exhibition focussed on telling Aboriginal stories through art and objects.

Miss Snell and the Collection

Muriel Snell’s donation consists of approximately 200 materials from Tonga.

A Deep Sea Proposal

Our galleries regularly host wedding receptions and celebrations, but rarely are they witness to proposals.

Alexander the Great

Arriving at the tail end of the year, this blockbuster exhibition is making headlines.

The Whitley Book Award

The Museum’s Dr Shane Ahyong co-edited the winning entry for best invertebrate natural history book.

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Ms Jen Cork , Senior Digital Producer
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