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Category: Museullaneous

Revealing some of our conservators

Last week I was lucky enough to stumble upon some conservators restoring a very special heritage item in the Museum, read on to hear more of our little chat.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jun 2011

Who is the woman painting the background?

Investigating the woman in the 1922 photograph of two museum staff painting the background of one of the museum's first dioramas.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jun 2011

Understanding Museums

Understanding Musuems: Australian Museums and Museology, is a new e-publication edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien. What it's all about?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jun 2011

innovations@austmus: July Speaker announced

This month's presentation: "Focus: It's hard, because.. hey look at that over there!" Mick Liubinskas from Pollenizer talks about startups on Thursday 7 July from 4pm at the Australian Museum. Read on to find out more and to book your spot - it's free! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jun 2011

innovations@austmus

The Webteam is launching a new initiative: innovations@austmus. Read on to find out more... 

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

Follow up with Dr Sandy Ingleby

We caught up with Dr Sandy Ingleby, manager of the mammals collection after she had collected the sperm whale jaw from Sydney’s Newport Beach.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jun 2011

An App for Museum Conservators?

The following question has been asked on Twitter: "Answers in <240 characters, please! RT: @thesherrin: What would a iPad app for conservators do, or what would they want it to do? #mtogo". I asked one of our Conservators, Sheldon, what he thought... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2011

Making research accessible

I recently attended an interesting workshop on how the humanities, arts and social sciences research sector (or HASS research sector for the sake of brevity) and the natural sciences sector might learn from each other in how to do better research.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 May 2011

Snake models from the crocodile case

These beautiful and fragile plaster casts were made by Museum preparatory staff in 1894.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

The crocodiles -- an open and shut case

Happenings this week on the crocodile case project ...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011