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Category: Museullaneous

Cataloguing the Egyptian Collection before digitisation

For many years Museum scientists have had access to copies (microfiche and more recently digital) of the important specimen and object Collection Registers. What was it like before copies were available?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Aug 2012

Museums Orchestrating Diversities for Harmonious Change

Papers from the Alma S. Wittlin and Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lectures held during the 22nd General Conference of ICOM, 2010 now online.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jul 2012

Transit of Venus

On Wednesday 6 June, 2012, we marvel at an astronomical rarity – the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Jun 2012

E-merging technology&museums: an additional perspective on online producing

As cultural institutions become increasingly aware of their need to extend outreach and communication activities in the digital realm, museums require professionals with more composite profiles, combining mediation abilities and technological competence.
Museum professional Irene Rubino offers insights on the topic in an interview with Jennifer Cork, online producer at the Australian Museum.

By: Irene Rubino, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Jun 2012

Remembering The Art of Eric Carle exhibition

Whilst the Australian Museum had considered the needs of young children when designing interactive areas for some time, it was not until the late 1990's that we had a designated area for pre-schoolers.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2012

Our First Volunteer

Celebrating our nations' volunteers this week - we should draw attention to the Australian Museum's first official volunteer - 20 year-old Hereward Leighton Kesteven.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 May 2012

Happy Birthday Edward Lear

On 12 May, we celebrate Edward Lear’s 200th birthday. Best known for 'The Owl & The Pussycat' he was also a natural history artist.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 May 2012

The Ball that wasn't

In 1864 The Australian Museum was the venue chosen for a reception for the visit of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. Why wasn't it held?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Apr 2012

New acquisition in Archives -- Fishing Notes, c1900-1931

A beautiful but mysterious notebook has been transferred to Archives from the Fish section.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Mar 2012

From local to ubiquitous: online producers and museum outreach

The opportunities offered by the web are forcing some museums to rethink how they provide content. Museum professional Irene Rubino interviews Michael Hugill about an emerging museum profession: the online producer.

By: Irene Rubino, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012