Latest blog entries

40 days of FrogID: citizen scientists hop to the challenge of saving frogs

Australia’s first national frog count has already it’s made leaps and bounds in helping to conserve some of our most threatened animals

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2017

Behind the Scenes with the Aboriginal Archaeology Department

University of Sydney intern Rachelle Ayoub shares experiences from her internship in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology.

By: Rachelle Ayoub, Category: Science, Date: 18 Dec 2017

Knapping and Archaeology: Aboriginal Stone Tools from Western NSW

An interview with Mr. John Frazer who recently donated a collection of over 3 500 Aboriginal stone tools from across the Western NSW region.

By: Rachelle Ayoub, Category: Science, Date: 18 Dec 2017

The story of baby Lyuba

How did Lyuba, a 42,000 year-old baby mammoth journey from the Siberian Ice Age to her current location on display at the Australian Museum? 

By: Melinda Ham, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Dec 2017

Glitter restored – The Holtermann Nugget

Did you know we have a newly-restored replica of the largest single mass of gold ever found?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Dec 2017

Sculptor of the dead

Not for the faint of heart, Preparator Katrina McCormick talks taxidermy and skeleton prep at the Australian Museum. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2017

Tahitian Taumi - Warrior’s Breastplates

Gorgets collected by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the Pacific Islands.

By: Ruth Jaffit, Category: Science, Date: 01 Dec 2017

Growing food to building exhibitions – a colorful journey

The Museum’s magnificent heritage streetscape easily detracts from the triangular shaped brick building behind the Yurong Street wall.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2017

Searching for giant panda…..poo

On a mountain in China a giant panda spends hours sitting eating but there is no time for us to sit when trying to understand panda diet.

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017

Estuarine mussel species variation and management

Patterns of genetic variation in the native Australian mussel Xenostrobus securis show that every estuary can be evolutionarily important.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017