Latest blog entries

Solving mysteries in the spider world

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? Well, there are plenty to solve in the spider world!

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: Science, Date: 07 Jan 2014

Streamwatch 2013

It has been a huge year for the Streamwatch Team supporting volunteers and running events across Sydney.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Jan 2014

Boat People: Captain Cook in Context

The British exploration of the Australia-Pacific region in historical perspective.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2014

New land snail species discovered in northern Australia

Ten new species and one genus of land snail have been discovered in coastal areas and on the islands of the Western Australian Kimberley.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Dr Francesco Criscione, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jan 2014

Outside the comfort zone: Energy consumption and museums

Australia’s big museums and art galleries each use as much energy as a small country town. How long can we afford, let alone justify that?

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Jan 2014

Do you want to be preserved forever?

No alcohol required - the specimens we’re maintaining are documents, photographs and emerging forms of media and data.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jan 2014

A Week of Fish: 2013 Fish-mas Special

Happy fishy festive season everyone! In addition to your normal weekly dose of fishes we present two movies from the fieldtrip archive.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2013

Feathers of the Gods: The Art of the Collection

One of our Research Library's greatest treasures is a sketchbook containing original drawings by 18th century English artist Sarah Stone.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2013

New genomic methods will help assess the environmental status of marine waters

Will new technology allow accurate, rapid, and cost efficient observations of the marine environment?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 19 Dec 2013

Collecting: Library as Museum

Books, digital content and the future of libraries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Dec 2013