Latest blog entries

ClickFest 2013

The Australian Museum is participating in ClickFest on 4 - 29 November.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 15 Oct 2013

Video Conferencing with the Australian Museum

There is a variety of video conferences available with the Australian Museum. Try out something new for Term 4 with your students.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 15 Oct 2013

An announcement from our Director

All good things come to an end, as they say.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Oct 2013

Nursemaid to the Fishes - Gilbert Percy Whitley

A passion born from “insatiable curiosity and an ability to draw” resulted in 37,000 fish specimens to be documented by Gilbert Whitley.

By: Alison Leeson, Category: Science, Date: 09 Oct 2013

Redheads and insects

What do entomologists and phillumenists have in common? The appreciation of a good matchbox.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 09 Oct 2013

Collecting: Document as Object

Stone rubbing - a copy of the inscription on the Nestorian Stele in China - early Christian document.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Oct 2013

A Week of Fish: Not your average 'goldfish'

Wow! This is definitely not your average 'goldfish'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Oct 2013

When Mandy the Malacologist was Mobbed

Dr Mandy Reid recounts her first experience working in our Show & Tell room at Jurassic Lounge.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Oct 2013

Taxidermists wanted

Recruiting cadet taxidermists and scientific officers in 1891 - 'well educated lads' with 'a taste for natural history' wanted.  

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Sep 2013

Elsie Bramell

As an intern in the Archives, researching the records of the Anthropology department, I was met with the fascinating story of Elsie Bramell.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2013