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Category: Museullaneous

On the horizon

What kinds of temporary exhibitions should the Australian Museum be showing?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Social Musings: Stories from October

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

‘Regardfully offered’ by Ferdinand von Mueller

While browsing the uncatalogued material left to the Australian Museum Research Library by naturalist Mel Ward, a scrappy, dirty little volume came to light...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

The Internet of Things

What is the “Internet of Things” and what does it mean for museums? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

Adventure novels in a natural history library?

Sometimes, items in a specialist library collection might seem to veer a little off-topic...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Nov 2012

What’s happening with tablets now?

The latest research from Google throws up some surprises ... and some exciting opportunities! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Oct 2012

Natural phenomena in words and pictures

The mid nineteenth century was a fascinating time when science and religion were of equal, and not always conflicting, importance in explaining the wonders of the world.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Oct 2012

A vision realised

Charles Ledgers' 19th century vision for an expansive alpaca wool industry was a long time coming.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Oct 2012

A mobile app or a mobile website?

Continuing on the mobile musing path, when should you build a mobile website and when a mobile app?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Oct 2012