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1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors

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

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 31: Live at the AM — 2017 Eureka Prizes Launch

A live panel discussion with former Eureka Prize winners, hosted by Robyn Williams.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2017

Up Against It: William Sheridan Wall

Australian Museum Curator William Sheridan Wall battled illness, poverty, poor equipment, dying animals, even bushrangers. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 30: Live at the AM - Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe deconstructs over-simplified portrayals of Indigenous life and the discoveries of this country's first people.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2017

We can all be fireball hunters – Q and A with 2016 Eureka Prize winner Renae Sayers

Renae Sayers, of Curtin University, WA (pictured centre) talks about her explosive Eureka Prizes experience.

By: Cara Bevington, Category: Science, Date: 07 Apr 2017

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Survey

The science of the Great Australian Bight (GAB) is poorly known but the CSIRO GAB Deepwater Marine Program is hoping to change that.

By: Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 29: Live at the AM - Should We Fear Spiders?

What are the symptoms and treatments for spider bites? Is our fear of spiders evolutionary or cultural? Can Arachnophobia be cured?  

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

THE RASCALLY BIRD STUFFER

Ex-convict John William Roach could not be trusted with taxidermy. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

A National Treasure

How 'Eric' the opalised pliosaur made his way into the Australian Museum hall of fame. 

By: Dr Yong Yi Zhen, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Apr 2017

Celebrating the Australian Museum's 190th birthday island style

Despite being away working hard in the field, AMRI staff weren't going to miss out on any of the AM's fun 190th birthday celebrations!

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Apr 2017