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The highest mountain in southern China reveals a new frog species

Meet the tiny new frog species just discovered from southern China

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Zhiyong Yuan, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Aug 2017

From somewhere in the Pacific

From humpback whales, to spectacular nudibranches and a bizarre sponge crab, the AM team updates us from the southwest Pacific expedition. 

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Mark McGrouther, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Sally Reader, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Aug 2017

Cleansing Ceremony marks new beginning for Westpac Long Gallery

Aboriginal Elders recently led a cleansing ceremony in the historic Long Gallery, marking a new beginning in the space.

By: Laura McBride, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Aug 2017

AMplify ep 34: Laura McBride - Creative Producer, Indigenous Programs

CEO Kim McKay catches up with Laura McBride, AM's Creative Producer - Indigenous Programs during NAIDOC Week 2017. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Jul 2017

1940s: The Australian Museum - Breaking Out

 ‘Museum’s are not morgues and should expand along modern lines.’

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Jul 2017

AM Expedition: South West Pacific

This week AM scientist embarked on a voyage of discovery to document marine fauna in isolated southwest Pacific islands.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jul 2017

Leading Ladies of STEM

AMRI played host to 50 young ladies as part of the UNSW STEM Career Week program, a fun and inspirational morning was had by all!

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Jul 2017

Fishing in Permian seas – a fossil fish donation from Blackwater, Queensland

Our Palaeontology section has just received a very welcome Cultural Gifts Program donation of fossil fish from Blackwater, Queensland.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jul 2017

1930s: The One That Got Away

 A functional Ford or a ferocious fossil form.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jul 2017

Who is that stylish woman?

The second woman to be employed on the scientific staff of the Australian Museum.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Jul 2017