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Australian Museum

Interesting facts


Dinosaur Adventures in Australia: Australian Museum, Sydney



Australian Museum - Crystal Hall Construction

By drone


Life saving drone added to museum collection | 7NEWS



Introducing the new Australian Museum

Movie appearance


No Distance Between Us trailer



A lump of whale excrement can be worth thousands of dollars. It's called ambergris, and it's nature's gold. https://t.co/psdApcJkFv



We created @FrogIDAus to help observe and conserve frogs around Australia. #WorldFrogDay https://t.co/ZBid59n4uG



No Distance Between Us tells a beautiful and powerful story about our country's oldest ever fossil footprints. https://t.co/GX64LolUOz



These fascinating facts about #whales really just scratch the surface! https://t.co/XaivHGPWyM

The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It was first conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopaedic warehouse of cultural and natural history and features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology and anthropology. Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in Indigenous studies research and community programs. In the museum's early years, collecting was its main priority, and specimens were commonly traded with British and other European institutions. The scientific stature of the museum was established under the curatorship of Gerard Krefft, himself a published scientist.
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