Latest blog entries

Our Global Neighbours: The Kwa-guilth pole

The journey of a Western Red Cedar pole of the Kwa-guilth people from British Colombia to the new Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2016

Conserving koalas: using DNA to look at the big picture

Looking at koala DNA from across the country gives us insights into their past, to help conserve them for the future.

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Siobhan Dennison, Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Sep 2016

2016 Eureka Prizes Wrap Up

Celebrating the winners of the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Science, Date: 01 Sep 2016

Over 10,000 people come to AMSF2016

AMSF volunteer Clare Watson gives a wrap up of one of our most succesful years yet.

By: Clare Watson, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Sep 2016

Turning on the lights at the Australian Museum

With a flick of a switch visitors can easily see what is on display but what was it like before the lights were turned on?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2016

Snake Bite Kit

One of the risks faced by scientists looking for reptiles is being bitten by a venonmous snake.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 25 Aug 2016

National Waterwatch Forum

The National Waterwatch Forum was held at the Australian Museum in July 2016

By: Greg McDonald, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Aug 2016

AMplify: Ep 18, Mary O'Kane delivers 2016 AMRI Lecture

Listen to the live recording of the 2016 AMRI Address and Lecture delivered by Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Aug 2016

Celebrating museum science

Without museums, we wouldn’t have discovered a cute, furry critter called the Olinguito – and so much more.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Aug 2016

Barcoding bollworms

Some of the world’s most destructive crop pests have been tagged and bagged at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Aug 2016