Latest blog entries

Anything but sluggish: The dawn of land snail phylogenomics

Powerful genome-based methods open new avenues in land snail systematics.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Oct 2016

Kainake and the kamare – hot on the trail of Bougainville’s giant rats

Local knowledge, kastom and hard work leads to an unexpected find on Bougainville Island.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Oct 2016

AMplify: Episode 20, nature photographer Luke Tsharke

Live at the AM, award-winning photographer Luke Tsharke discusses the joys and risks of the getting the perfect shot.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Oct 2016

Imogen walks in her forefather’s footsteps.

Walking through the rooms lived in by her ancestor William Sheridan Wall, delighted 12 year old Imogen Fennessy.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2016

DigiVol: From Glass plate negatives to Digital images

DigiVol has taken digital images of prints of some of the Australian Museum’s large collection of glass plate negatives.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Oct 2016

A quest for endangered land snails on Lord Howe Island

As the date of the Lord Howe Island rodent eradication draws nearer, we have assessed the status of the island’s endangered land snails.

By: Isabel Hyman, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Oct 2016

In the field: Asaro Mud Men Clay Mask Acquisition project

AM Collections Officer Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman takes us high into the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea to meet the Asaro Mud Men.

By: Mrs Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Sep 2016

A new, brightly-coloured treefrog revealed in northern Australia

A green frog with orange hands and feet and purple thighs leaps into the spotlight.

By: Keith McDonald, Dr Jodi Rowley, Stephen Richards, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Sep 2016

How the Australian Museum and Tokyo Museum worked together to build their natural history collections.

In the 19th century natural history museums from around the world worked together to provide eye catching displays.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2016

The tale of four sunfish

Over an extraordinary four week period in late 1882, four rare giant sunfish were captured in Sydney waters.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Sep 2016