Research & collections

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The Western Australian Museum is one of the State's premier centres of excellence in the areas of natural sciences, anthropology, archaeology and history.

Museum scientists and curators work in the fields of Aquatic Zoology, Archaeology and Anthropology, Conservation, Earth and Planetary Sciences, History, Maritime Archaeology, Maritime History and Terrestrial Zoology.

Our staff have specialist, often internationally regarded expertise in their areas and work extensively with other museums and universities both nationally and overseas.

Museum staff carry out extensive research and field work and have produced some of the State's most exciting scientific finds including: the Gogo fish; ancient megafauna such as Thylacoleo carnifex; new species of frogs, reptiles and spiders; and an abundance of new marine species along the vast WA coastline.

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