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Australian Museum Research Unit Launch

AM Director Kim McKay, AM Scientists and Arts Minister Troy Grant
AM Director Kim McKay, AM Scientists and Arts Minister Troy Grant

This week the Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, announced the official launch of the Australian Museum’s newest directive, the Australian Museum Research Institute. This initiative brings together a team of 70 scientists and over 100 associates who, through scientific research and communication, will work together to increase our ability to understand and respond to challenges facing the planet.

“Through its work, the Research Institute is inspiring a generation of new scientists dedicated to the conservation of our natural environment,” said Mr Grant.

Sandy Ingleby, mammologist showcasing our collections
Sandy Ingleby, mammologist showcasing our collections

The Australian Museum in Sydney’s CBD is well known as one of the country’s leading cultural attractions, with historically rich displays that document the enironmental and cultural archeology of Australia and the Pacific. The museum houses the largest collection of objects in the country with over 18 million artifacts, fossils, minerals and native insect and animal specimens, a collection that underpins its world-class innovative research. Continue reading Australian Museum Research Unit Launch