Robert Blackburn

Curatorial Assistant, Macleay Museum

BSc (Hons I) Syd

Biographical details

Robert started working for the Macleay Museum in 2011 after studying in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney and graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons I). He maintains a strong interest in zoology, entomology in particular.

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Ecology



Co-curator, Stuffed, stitched and studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century, Macleay Museum



Blackburn, R. (2016) The lectotype of Goliathus drurii Westwood, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Australia. Zootaxa, vol. 4161, no. 1, pp. 141–145.


Conference Paper


Blackburn, R. (2012) “Pinning a story to a specimen: digitisation is more than an audit” AES 2012, Hobart. Australian Entomological Society conference.