Latest blog entries

Treasures podcast ep 1: The first and finest gallery in the land

Step inside the Westpac Long Gallery – home of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Mar 2018

Learning language in GADI

You probably know how to say ‘hello’ in French – but do you know the word in Sydney language?

By: Renee Cawthorne, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Mar 2018

Are isopods on the naughty or nice list?

There’s no such thing as a bad crustacean isopod, not even those parasitic sea lice!

By: Dr Melissa Beata Martin, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2018

baya-ngara: read/speak knowledge

Native Legends is considered the earliest published piece of writing by an Aboriginal author.

By: Nathan Sentance, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Mar 2018

WeDigBio – a four-day, worldwide transcription blitz

How DigiVol is encouraging citizen scientists to participate in digitising natural history collections

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Mar 2018

The most threatened animals in the world

A new IUCN report reveals that nearly every second freshwater species on some of the islands off East Africa are threatened with extinction.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Feb 2018

AMplify ep 38: Michael Mel

West Pacific Collection Manager Michael Mel takes Kim McKay back to his homeland in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2018

Just how threatened are amphibians?

Our knowledge of amphibians is changing so fast, understanding just how threatened they are is proving a challenge.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Benjamin Tapley, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Feb 2018

Lace Corals on the agenda

Australasian bryozoologists meet in Sydney for the first time.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Feb 2018

In Search of the ‘Other 95%’ - Werrikimbe

A recent adventure to Werrikimbe National Park was an eye-opening field trip for AMRI Research Associate, Dr Geoff Williams OAM.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Feb 2018