Latest blog entries

Two new species of ‘micro’ termite

Termites can be hard to identify, both in your floorboards and in the lab. But finding two new species of them might not be all bad news!

By: Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 May 2017

VIP: Very Important Phasmid

Introducing a Very Important Phasmid, now rehoused at Melbourne Zoo thanks to the efforts on an AM led expedition to Balls Pyramid.

By: Rohan Cleave (Melbourne Zoo), Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2017

1860s: A Naturalist's Legacy

Throughout the 1860s the Australian Museum was led by its formidable, but ill-fated German born curator — Gerard Krefft.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Apr 2017

Balinese Impressions: Bringing Paintings to Life

Show and Tell: Paintings in ceremonial cycle.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Apr 2017

1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors on William Street

With a handsome new sandstone building on William Street next to Hyde Park, the Australian Museum was the place to be seen in 1850s Sydney.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 31: Live at the AM — 2017 Eureka Prizes Launch

A live panel discussion with former Eureka Prize winners, hosted by Robyn Williams.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2017

1840s: Up Against It - William Sheridan Wall

Australian Museum Curator William Sheridan Wall battled illness, poverty, poor equipment, dying animals, even bushrangers. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 30: Live at the AM - Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe deconstructs over-simplified portrayals of Indigenous life and the discoveries of this country's first people.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2017

We can all be fireball hunters – Q and A with 2016 Eureka Prize winner Renae Sayers

Renae Sayers, of Curtin University, WA (pictured centre) talks about her explosive Eureka Prizes experience.

By: Cara Bevington, Category: Science, Date: 07 Apr 2017

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Survey

The science of the Great Australian Bight (GAB) is poorly known but the CSIRO GAB Deepwater Marine Program is hoping to change that.

By: Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Apr 2017