Latest blog entries

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

Who framed the memo?

A little bit of the early history of the Archives and Records area

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Sep 2016

What is an Asaro Mud Mask?

The Australian Museum has commissioned the creation of five Asaro Mud Masks to be held in the Cultural Collection.

By: Michael Mel, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2016

AMplify: Episode 19, Steven Alderton

CEO Kim McKay in conversation with Director of Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections Steven Alderton.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2016

Crab cornucopia, Digivols unlock a Pandora’s box, the Mel Ward dry crab collection

Contemporary technology applied to an old problem provides a rapid solution with potential to assist biodiversity studies

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2016

A threatening snapshot? The conservation status of Australian land snails

AMRI conservation assessment reveals worrying trend for Australian land snails, with several species threatened and one perhaps extinct.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Shea, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Sep 2016

Google launches natural history project with the AM

From today, our collections will be highlighted in a world-first virtual tour presented on the new online Google Cultural Institute.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2016

A view of Malaita from the clouds

The cloud forests at the top of Malaita Island are still, mossy and the perfect place to discover new species of mammals.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Sep 2016

Thai flies, not “time” flies!

No flies on him, as Australian Museum scientist Dan Bickel teaches a fly course to Asian students.

By: Dr Dan Bickel, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Sep 2016