Latest blog entries

Kwaio Cultural Performance

Members from the Kwaio community in the Solomon Islands have treated Museum visitors to a performance of traditional dance and song. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2017

Our Global Neighbors: A story of Minangkabau in eight paragraphs

Pieces of culture and history - West Sumatra, Indonesia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2017

Our Global Neighbours: Distinguished Visitors Inspecting Balinese Paintings

On Cultural Mission from Indonesia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Nov 2017

Replicas share the sparkle of archaeological discoveries

Skilfully made obsidian replicas enable scientists and communities to benefit from and enjoy significant archaeological discoveries.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Tina Mansson, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Nov 2017

New species of Horned Frog discovered

A new frog species with flashy red thighs has just been revealed from the rugged forests of northern Vietnam and southern China

By: Benjamin Tapley, Dr Jodi Rowley, Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Nov 2017

Prima Hidayoza – Intern in Pacific and International Collections

Prima in her own words - a participant in the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program.

By: Prima Hidayoza, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2017

Why do frogs call?

What drives a frog or toad to spend the night croaking?

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 30 Oct 2017

Wing tags stand the test of time

Despite their reputation as urban hooligans, Cockatoos seldom vandalised their tags, allowing citizen scientists to study 100% of birds.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Oct 2017

An important ‘type’ of specimen

Staff from AMRI’s mammal collection published the first catalogue of mammal type specimens in the Collection since Krefft’s list of 1864.

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Oct 2017

Global collaboration delivers new test to improve forensic identification of rhino horn

The AM’s Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) has collaborated globally to develop an identification test for seized rhino horn.

By: Kyle Ewart, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Oct 2017