Latest blog entries

Glitter restored – The Holtermann Nugget

Did you know we have a newly-restored replica of the largest single mass of gold ever found?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Dec 2017

Sculptor of the dead

Not for the faint of heart, Preparator Katrina McCormick talks taxidermy and skeleton prep at the Australian Museum. 

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

Tahitian Taumi - Warrior’s Breastplates

Gorgets collected by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the Pacific Islands.

By: Ruth Jaffit, Category: Science, Date: 01 Dec 2017

Growing food to building exhibitions – a colorful journey

The Museum’s magnificent heritage streetscape easily detracts from the triangular shaped brick building behind the Yurong Street wall.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2017

Searching for giant panda…..poo

On a mountain in China a giant panda spends hours sitting eating but there is no time for us to sit when trying to understand panda diet.

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017

Estuarine mussel species variation and management

Patterns of genetic variation in the native Australian mussel Xenostrobus securis show that every estuary can be evolutionarily important.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017

Our Global Neighbours: Reflection on Kwaio

How indigenous tribal people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands bypassed industrial revolution and (possibly) capitalism.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2017

AMplify ep 37: Live at the AM – Journeying to Jordan

Journey to the ancient Middle Eastern cities of Pella, Petra and Jerash with a seasoned archaeologist as your guide.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Nov 2017

Kwaio Cultural Performance

Members from the Kwaio community in the Solomon Islands have treated Museum visitors to a performance of traditional dance and song. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2017

Our Global Neighbors: A story of Minangkabau in eight paragraphs

Pieces of culture and history - West Sumatra, Indonesia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2017