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1930s: The One That Got Away

 A functional Ford or a ferocious fossil form.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jul 2017

Who is that stylish woman?

The second woman to be employed on the scientific staff of the Australian Museum.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Jul 2017

Museum Adventures

Discovery at the Australian Museum was brought to a whole new level during my week of work experience.

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Jul 2017

Woppaburra people of the Keppel Islands

This year I have been working closely with the Woppaburra Land Trust.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jul 2017

AMplify ep 33: Sharni Jones, Manager - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Collection

AM Director and CEO Kim McKay talks to Sharni Jones, Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Collection at the Australian Museum.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jul 2017

1920s: Be Careful What You Wish For – Charles Anderson Director

 Who would have thought that superannuation could cause so much angst?

By: Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Jul 2017

Our Global Neighbours: Baohua LI and Yikun LI at the Australian Museum

Chinese students explain the elements of Chinese culture in our collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2017

Genetics and bio-banking as a tool for detecting wild poached animals in the illegal pet trade

AMRI scientists show the power of bio-banking as yet another tool in the war against the illegal wildlife trade.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Jun 2017

1910s: Allan McCulloch - A New Breed of Scientist for the 20th Century

 On his recruitment application for war service in 1918 the only address that 32 year-old Allan McCulloch cited was the ‘Australian Museum’.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jun 2017

Meet Darren the Diprotodon!

It's never easy being the (really, really old) new guy, but 'Darren' our new fossilised Diprotodon already feels like part of the family.  

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