Latest blog entries

DigiVol has spread its wings

AM's DigiVol team has more than doubled the number of Collections being digitised within the last six months.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 11 Sep 2017

Just what is Australia’s Dingo?

Almost everything about the Dingo is controversial, including its scientific name.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Stephen Jackson, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Sep 2017

1990s: Museum scientists are always on the lookout for interesting new discoveries

 The first step towards successful conservation is to know the creature exists.

By: Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Sep 2017

1980s: Repatriation - a significant step towards the future

 In 1981 Anthropologists celebrated the ‘return to Vanuatu of an important ceremonial slit drum … one of only five surviving in the world’.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2017

Gemstone accolades and museum outreach

Gemstones flash brightly for Australian Museum Geoscience activities at present.

By: Lin Sutherland, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Sep 2017

The Molong Meteorite – a visitor from outer space.

A story about a meteorite from the central west of NSW that has been part of the Australian Museum collection for 83 years.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Sep 2017

New book seeks paradigm shift in wildlife management

One of the greatest challenges currently facing wild animal and plant populations is tackled in a new book.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dick Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Sep 2017

1970s: Reaching Out

 ‘What’s got four wheels, is stuffed with life and provides an important service to the community?’

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Aug 2017

Into the deep end – snail systematics on the ocean floor

AMRI researchers have started on a three-year project to unravel the mysteries of the turrid gastropods of the Australian deep sea.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Francesco Criscione, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Aug 2017

The 2017 AMRI Lifetime Achievement Awards

Another year, another amazing scientist – or in this case a group of scientists!

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Aug 2017