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History of the Library
The Australian Museum Research Library collections form a major natural history resource in Australia.
Foundation document for the establishment of the Australian Museum.
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.
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.
A Collection in search of a home
The Museum occupied five different buildings before it finally came home to its current site.
That's the spirit: a short history of wet specimen storage at the Australian Museum
Glass jars containing translucent creatures are a common sight at any natural history museum. But the highly flammable ethanol that preserves the specimens inside must be carefully stored to prevent the collections going up in flames.
Live at the AM: HumanNature 2018 - Bruce Pascoe
Bruce Pascoe’s ground-breaking research completely reconsiders the notion of pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians as hunter-gatherers.
A century plus of marineinvertivol
The year was 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa, Paul Keating was Australian Prime Minister and a remarkable association began in the Australian Museum Marine Invertebrates section.
“Plague is present in Sydney” – How the 1900 bubonic plague outbreak compares to COVID-19
A small pamphlet from the Australian Museum Research Library reveals the public health response to the 1900 bubonic plague outbreak in Sydney.
The Australian Museum Magazine turns 100
After a controversial beginning, the Australian Museum Magazine has reached 100 years of continuous publication, with the historic latest issue a timely fit for the milestone.
Bilas: Body Adornment from Papua New Guinea
Opening 9 June 2023, featuring photographs by Wylda Bayrón.