Latest blog entries

1960s: The Times They Are A Changing

Bob Dylan’s famous anthem ‘The times they are a changin’ recorded in 1963 – wasn’t about the Australian Museum but it could have been.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Aug 2017

Facelift for the Future

Conservators, designers and historians prepare for the opening of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum in the Westpac Long Gallery.

By: Melinda Ham, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Aug 2017

Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands visits the AM

Today the AM was delighted to welcome the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare and his wife Madam Emmy Sogavare. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Aug 2017

Frog sex

The amazing diversity of frog mating strategies.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 11 Aug 2017

1950s: ….colour, good design and simplicity

  Enabling scientific information to be presented in an interesting way

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Aug 2017

AMplify ep 35: AM Live with Dr Simon Longstaff

In this episode of AM Live, Dr Simon Longstaff offers engaging approaches to teaching children how to think and behave ethically.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Aug 2017

The highest mountain in southern China reveals a new frog species

Meet the tiny new frog species just discovered from southern China

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Zhiyong Yuan, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Aug 2017

From somewhere in the Pacific

Humpback whales, to spectacular nudibranches and a bizarre sponge crab — the AM team updates us from an expedition in the southwest Pacific. 

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Mark McGrouther, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Sally Reader, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Aug 2017

Cleansing Ceremony marks new beginning for Westpac Long Gallery

Aboriginal Elders recently led a cleansing ceremony in the historic Long Gallery, marking a new beginning in the space.

By: Laura McBride, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Aug 2017

AMplify ep 34: Laura McBride - Creative Producer, Indigenous Programs

CEO Kim McKay catches up with Laura McBride, AM's Creative Producer - Indigenous Programs during NAIDOC Week 2017. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Jul 2017