The summer edition of Explore bursts with news and in-depth articles about the work of experts across the Museum. Featuring insights into the east coast frog die-off by Dr Jodi Rowley, a photo gallery of the weird and wonderful creatures discovered recently by AMRI scientists, and the newest acquisitions of the AM Collection.
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New acquisition: The Kimberley boab nut collection
The Kimberley boab nut collection, newly acquired by Australian Museum, documents the practices, life events and stories of the people of the Kimberley region.
Ancient fossils from Australia’s Red Centre
Dr Patrick Smith's recent expedition to the Red Centre reveals a treasure trove of newly discovered fossils spanning more than 600 million years.
Burra is an interactive children's education space, opening July 2022. Burra offers a ‘many-ways’ experience where First Nations and Pasifika knowledge systems and Western science are brought together in layers of learning that promote living well with Country and each other.
Croaked: The 2021 frog die-off
With the help of citizen scientists, Dr Jodi Rowley and the AM Herpetology team are investigating the breadth and causes of a mass frog die-off, currently occurring on the east coast of Australia.
Editor Alice Gage
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4 – What’s on
5 – Welcome
Kim McKay AO
6 – Museum news
14 – Croaked: The 2021 frog die-off
17 – New acquisition: Kimberley boab nut collection
18 – New to science: Meet some of the Australian Museum Research Institute's discoveries, 2020-21
Professor Kris Helgen
24 – A moment in time: Q&A with Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition winner Scott Portelli
26 – Ancient fossils from Australia's Red Centre
Dr Patrick Smith
29 – New acquisition: The Michael Abbott Bali Collection
30 – The Climate Cure: The inaugural Talbot Oration
Professor Tim Flannery
39 – New acquisition: The Bill Sherwin Frozen Tissue Collection
Dr Mark Eldridge and Dr Sandy Ingleby
40 – My museum
42 – Great philanthropists
43 – Around the Museum