Latest blog entries

AMplify ep 32: Gillian Scott

CEO Kim McKay chats Egyptology, spiders and traveling the world with Gillian Scott, AM's Manager, Exhibitions.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2017

Anthropology for the People

Beyond racial classification and exclusion.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 23 May 2017

1870s: Australian born and bred

Edward Pierson Ramsay was only in his thirties when he became the first Australian-born curator of the AM on 22 September, 1874.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2017

The excitement continues: post-Lord Howe Island expedition

Now that all of the AM’s collections and research teams have safely arrived back home, what next? ‘Lots’ is the answer!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 May 2017

Carb-loading Ibis are long-term stayers

We know that Australian White Ibis enjoy a sandwich in the park, but it’s not just because sausages aren’t on offer.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 May 2017

Citizen Science making a difference

The South Lawson Bushcare group has been working to control weeds and rejuvenate natural bushland for 20 years.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2017

World Science Festival 2017

The World Science Festival is an annual weeklong celebration and exploration of science, with events held in Brisbane and New York.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 May 2017

The truth comes out in the end

Genetic analysis of scats (faecal pellets) from a remnant rock-wallaby colony has revealed an unexpected evolutionary history.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 May 2017

Camera Trapping

From goannas and sparrows to quolls and kangaroos, citizen scientists play a key role in identifying animals from camera trap footage.

By: Jessica O’Donnell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 May 2017

What a Star!

Six-year-old Julian Perros has raised $620 to help fight the devastating impacts of the Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 May 2017