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Interactive map: Finalist images of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Browse the interactive map showing the locations, species information and photographer statements for each of the 99 finalist images.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Sep 2018

Lunchtime Lecture Series: Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Listen to legendary Australian editor and feminist icon Ita Buttrose in conversation with AM Director Kim McKay. 

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Sep 2018

Beautiful beetles and a bit of a headache

Defining, grouping and naming stag beetle species has turned out to be difficult but fun.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Kindi Smith, Max Beatson, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Sep 2018

Citizen scientists and rare beetles: a win win for everybody

There’s a proverb about repairing lightbulbs that works well for rare beetles too: "many hands make light work".

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Sep 2018

Live at the AM podcast: Humannature series – Alice Te Punga Somerville

Alice Te Punga Somerville, University of Waikato, gives her talk, 'Taupata, taro, roots, earth: the (Indigenous) politics of gardening'.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Sep 2018

The hidden abundance of frogs

The sheer number of frogs that live in healthy ecosystems- from wetlands to deserts- may surprise you!

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2018

Ongoing speciation in southern semislugs

Helicarion semislugs are abundant from Tasmania to mid-NSW, but how many species are there?

By: Dr Isabel Hyman, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Sep 2018

Interview: Nature photographer Justin Gilligan

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 finalist Justin Gilligan reveals his process and the stories behind the images.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 03 Sep 2018

A massive month of celebrating science at the AM

August was a huge month for AMRI as science took centre stage at the museum.

By: Alexandra Durham, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Sep 2018

Preserving the art of science

Meet the recipients of the inaugural Australian Museum Scientific Illustration Scholarship

By: Alice Gage, Category: explore, Date: 29 Aug 2018