Latest blog entries

AMplify ep 29: Live at the AM - Should We Fear Spiders?

What are the symptoms and treatments for spider bites? Is our fear of spiders evolutionary or cultural? Can Arachnophobia be cured?  

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

1830s: The Rascally Bird Stuffer

Once 'collector and preserver of specimens', the Museum's early taxidermist decided to branch out.  

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

A National Treasure

How 'Eric' the opalised pliosaur made his way into the Australian Museum hall of fame. 

By: Dr Yong Yi Zhen, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Apr 2017

Celebrating the Australian Museum's 190th birthday island style

Despite being away working hard in the field, AMRI staff weren't going to miss out on any of the AM's fun 190th birthday celebrations!

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Apr 2017

Tiny discovery, big news

Citizen scientist and peacock spider enthusiast Stuart Harris’s latest find proves there’s still a lot to learn about these tiny arachnids.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 28: Dr Jenny Newall

Pacific Collection specialist Dr Jenny Newall joins the AM team fresh from her work with the American Museum of Natural History.

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

1820s: Celebrating 190 years

190 years ago today the concept of a museum in Sydney was endorsed. It was to be Australia's first museum. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Mar 2017

The Tammar Wallaby, one species or two?

Despite being one of the most intensively studied marsupials, recent genetic studies of the Tammar Wallaby has revealed some surprises.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 Mar 2017

Balinese Impressions: Paintings and Artists in Ceremony

Art, Agriculture and Fertility in Bali.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2017

Landing on Balls Pyramid

Extreme citizen science at its best — the Australian Museum Expedition team has succesfully landed on Balls Pyramid. 

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2017