Latest blog entries

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

Live at the AM podcast: 2018 Eureka Prizes launch

In this live recording of the launch of the 2018 Eureka Prizes, our panel explores the theme ‘Science for Humanity’.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Science, Date: 22 Aug 2018

5 top tips for a nature photography field trip

Grab your camera and pull on your boots as nature photographer Kirsten Woodforth gives her tips for a great family day out.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Aug 2018

Crossing continents to collaborate on conserving critters

From Bangladesh to the USA to Australia, my passion for biodiversity conservation has taken me far!

By: Dr AHM Ali Reza, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Aug 2018

Holy mitonuclear co-evolution Robin! Supergene explains local adaptation to divergent climates

Genomic research on the Eastern Yellow Robin reveals a mechanism for local climate adaptation in the absence of a geographical barrier.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Aug 2018

Twelve hundred leagues under the seas

New worm species have been discovered thousands of metres below the ocean surface in the Australian eastern abyss

By: Dr Laetitia Gunton, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Aug 2018

Ancient featherwork: The creation of the Cook’s cape replica

The traditions of Pacific craftsmanship endure in the work of Hawaiian master Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas.  

By: Alice Gage, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Jenny Newell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Aug 2018

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Catriona Sandilands

Professor of Environmental Studies at York University (Toronto) Catriona Sandilands explores the possibilities of a feminist botany.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Aug 2018

A call for photos of blood suckers

DNA from mosquitos’ meals could give insight into endangered frog populations.

By: Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Jul 2018