Search results for "research on minerals"

  • Feathers of the Gods: A spectacular case of mistaken identity

    The curiosity some individuals have with diamonds can lead to obsession and even to crime.

  • Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest system of coral reefs, mangrove and estuarine environments, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers an area of about 348 700 km².

  • Foundations of Australian Science

    The beginnings of the Australian Museum as one of the leading museums undertaking research, with its extensive collections, documenting Australia’s animal biodiversity and cultural heritage - where Australian natural history was born.

  • Two Museums and a Garden Palace

    The push for a new technology museum in Sydney was integral to the Museum’s involvement with the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition

  • Fast Facts for Tourists

    Quick facts about the Australian Museum for travellers.

  • Visitors Interest in Gold

    Highlights from a study into understanding audiences’ interests, prior knowledge, attitudes and feelings associated with gold. This research was undertaken in conjunction with Sovereign Hill Museums Association in 2001.

  • New bone-stripping crustaceans discovered from the deep-sea

    Exploring one of the most poorly-understood ecosystems reveals amazing new species that can teach us about life in their extreme environment

  • Historical Expedition Timeline since 1831

    These are just some of the many expeditions undetaken by and for the Australian Museum since 1831.

  • 1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors on William Street

    With a handsome new sandstone building on William Street next to Hyde Park, the Australian Museum was the place to be seen in 1850s Sydney.

  • History of the Palaeontology Department

    The palaeontology collection is one of the oldest in the Museum and contains some of its greatest treasures.

  • A Brief History of the Collections

    The Australian Museum is Australia's oldest museum with a remarkable collection of over 10 million specimens and artefacts.

     

     

     

  • The Mesozoic extinction event

    The Mesozoic came to an abrupt end 66 million years ago in a dramatic extinction event. 

  • Artlook DIY Stages 1-3 Teacher Notes

    Artlook is an exciting Visual Arts program which can also spark learning relevant to the Science & Technology syllabus. In these self-guided sessions, students will investigate and draw the shapes and patterns of natural history objects or objects of Indigenous culture within the Museum. They will engage with the Museum collections in the way that a professional artist might – collecting information from it and making artworks in response to it. As they do, they will develop their powers of observation, their drawing skills, and knowledge of the object/s that they have drawn.

     

  • Artlook DIY Stage 4 Teacher Notes

    Artlook is an exciting Visual Arts self-guide program where students will investigate and draw the shapes and patterns of natural history objects or objects of Indigenous culture within the Museum. They will engage with the Museum collection in the way that a professional artist might – collecting information from it and making artworks in response to it. As they do, they will develop their powers of observation, their drawing skills, and knowledge of the object/s that they have drawn.

     

  • Australian Natural History (1962-1995) *work in progress

    In 1962 the Museum's magazine’s name was changed to Australian Natural History (ANH) as it more accurately described the magazine’s scope.