Every year the Museum participates in research projects, field trips and collaborations to increase its scientific and cultural knowledge of Western Australia.
The Museum’s research is chiefly focused on Anthropology, Archaeology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, History and Zoology.
As more collections are digitised, the corresponding research projects will be listed here.
Digital archive of shipwreck journals
The Western Australian Museum and the Netherlands National Archives are creating a digital archive of journals and documents relating to the ships and shipwrecks associated with the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) in Australia.
Net Conservation Benefits Fund
Conservation Systematics of the western Pilbara fauna
Genetic approaches to biodiversity conservation are now well established and contribute greatly to understanding biological diversity at all levels, from genes, populations and species to ecosystems. These approaches are increasingly complementary to traditional morphological research into species identities and determining taxa that are undescribed, cryptic or have restricted geographic ranges, and may be in need of active conservation initiatives. All of these areas are applied, management-focused criteria that underpin biodiversity conservation.