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Category: Museullaneous

Frogs Field Guide – Explore frogs!

The Museum’s new Frogs Field Guide app – out now – has some great features, creating a unique experience for those interested in discovering more about frogs. Read on to Explore frogs!

By: Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Introducing our Frogs Field Guide

We are very excited to announce our brand new Frogs Field Guide mobile application! 

By: Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Caring for Alfred North's original pictorial material

Archives volunteer, Ada Klinkhamer writes of her experience rehousing and documenting photographs and illustrations prepared for use in publications by Australian Museum ornithologist, Alfred John North.

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

Developing rich media for museums: a way forward?

Rich media (i.e. video) is fast becoming a key way to present museum content both onsite, online and via mobile. How can this work in a manageable and structured way? 

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

Behind DangerOz: Working with Android

We have just released our DangerOz app for Android! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2011

Should museums be more like magazines?

Is the magazine approach to content production a useful model for museums?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Michael Sharland

We are about to start a project to digitise and transcribe the Nature Diaries of ornithologist, journalist and environmentalist Michael Sharland.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Promos, exhibitions and happy holidays

We have been checking out some of the clever promos and e-cards from our colleagues. Here's a range of cool ones... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2011

A Pride of Lions

A group of African lions first installed in the Museums entrance area in 1910 have recently made a spectacular comeback. Three of the original four have now been placed in the revamped atrium area – and look as arresting as they did back then.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Dec 2011

Responsive Web Design and Museums

Is responsive design the next big thing for the web? What does this mean for museum websites and app development?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Dec 2011