Latest blog entries

Frog goo to the rescue

Why frogs may hold the key to curing your next illness

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2016

Flipside of the upside-down jellyfish

What brings a tropical jellyfish to the temperate waters off New South Wales?

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jun 2016

AMplify: Episode 10, Dr Jodi Rowley part 2

The AM's amphibian biologist discusses rainforest expeditions, frogs that sing like birds and the crucial role they play in the ecosystem.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 31 May 2016

Recycling Sandstone at the Australian Museum

Dismantled sandstone columns from the Australian Museum were reused in the newly opened Centennial Park, 1890. 

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 May 2016

A little tiger on the prowl

The newly described Tiger Sandgoby, Nesogobius tigrinus might be small but it is out on the prowl for a mate.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 May 2016

Our Global Neighbours: King Solomon and Spanish dreams in Melanesia

Layers of history in Solomon Islands: people, culture and collections.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2016

King of the Blue Mountains

New geological discoveries in the mineral rich Jenolan Caves have reignited interest and sparked discussion about the region’s history.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 25 May 2016

Papunya: A Precious Collection of the Australian Museum

The Papunya paintings are an Australian national treasure and the Australian Museum's most impressive collection of western desert art.

By: Kate Khan, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 May 2016

AMplify: Episode 9, Keren Ruki

This week, CEO and Executive Director Kim McKay speaks with Creative Producer Keren Ruki about the significance of the Pacific Collections.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 May 2016

Is the demand for amphibians as pets threatening their survival in the wild?

The global trade in wildlife threatens more than just rhinos, elephants and tigers: amphibians are also at risk

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Timothy Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 May 2016