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Category: At The Museum

Tribute to Sparky the Diamond Python

Recently, the Museum said a final goodbye to one of its best-known resident animals, Sparky.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 09 Feb 2014

Outside the comfort zone: Energy consumption and museums

Australia’s big museums and art galleries each use as much energy as a small country town. How long can we afford, let alone justify that?

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Jan 2014

Changing beliefs

In the battle between climate science and ideology, who wins?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Tyrannosaurs Timelapse: Articulation of a Dinosaur

A row of huge timber boxes from Canada, sitting at the back of our cavernous Gallery One, was the first sign that the beginning was nigh.

By: Stuart Humphreys, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Nov 2013

An announcement from our Director

All good things come to an end, as they say.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Oct 2013

When Mandy the Malacologist was Mobbed

Dr Mandy Reid recounts her first experience working in our Show & Tell room at Jurassic Lounge.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Oct 2013

A Night at the Museum

Our Foundation’s Food for Thought gala dinner was a huge success, raising nearly $70,000 to support our research into wildlife genetics.

By: Juliet Gauchat, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Jun 2013

Supercroc Spruce-up

We had to give our Supercroc a makeover before we could send him out on tour.

By: Michael Hugill, Tina Mansson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 04 Jun 2013

Wildlife detectives

How does Australia protect its biodiversity from the illegal import of exotic species?

By: Deborah White, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2013

Why do we collect?

Why do Museums have natural history collections? What would happen if we didn’t have them?

By: Deborah White, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2013