Blog

Category: Museullaneous

What are museums for?

Two interesting reports came across my desk over the break that address this key question...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jan 2013

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Portents and prophecies: Conrad Lycosthenes, 1557

In the wake of the end of the world, Mayan-style, let's look back at the history of humanity’s fascination with portents and prophecies.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2012

Let's Call It Museum Station

Archives' long-running volunteer project indexing our early Trust Minutes continues to throw up intriguing snippets of Museum history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2012

Thomas Whitelegge, a workingman naturalist

The lantern slide collection reminds me of the story of Thomas Whitelegge - factory hand, biologist, Darwin correspondent and single father.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2012

Creating video content from interviews

Editor Deb White provides a checklist to help you as the interviewer or video producer to brief your interviewee and structure your video.

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2012

Communicators - get on, not under, the digital bus

Editor Deb White will discuss the recent adaptation of her skills in communicating via text to the world of video communication. She also offers links to a variety of short films that highlight the various ways that having a storytelling/communication background can stand you in good stead for a career in the digital age.  

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2012

Culture change

The 20th anniversary in June 2012 of the Mabo decision overturning terra nullius in Australia has justifiably been marked and celebrated.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2012

The Anthropocene: what’s in a name?

Planet Earth has never before experienced anything quite like the age of humans, says Museum ecologist Alan Jones.

By: Alan Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Guide Alice and the Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo

This intriguing little booklet, published in 1924, is part of the Melbourne Ward collection in the Australian Museum Research Library. 

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012