Latest blog entries

AMplify ep 37: Live at the AM – Journeying to Jordan

Journey to the ancient Middle Eastern cities of Pella, Petra and Jerash with a seasoned archaeologist as your guide.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Nov 2017

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