In March 2009 we surveyed past entrants of the Museum’s annual photography competition Up Close and Spineless. The competition, which focuses on invertebrates and was launched in 2002 with 158 entries, has grown in popularity to attract over 500 entries in 2008. The survey was conducted to inform the future direction of the competition and investigate other photographic exhibition possibilities for the Museum.
With the help of our wonderful volunteers Sue Myatt and Nan Goodsell, we have just posted some new scans of the beautiful images taken by missionary Percy Money in Collingwood Bay, PNG in the early 1900s.
Ever wondered about how safe Australia’s wildlife is … and how to avoid it? The Australian Museum’s newest mobile app provides information about different types of dangerous / potentially dangerous animals that inhabit Australia, where to find them and what to do when confronted by one.
Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons.
What would they like to see?
What would be interesting to show?
Are people interested in the technical aspects?
Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?
We are considering developing an exhibition around the topic of weapons using some of our amazing cultural collections. We'd like to hear your thoughts. What would you like to see in an exhibition about weapons and weaponry?
Join industry leaders over two days on 14-15 April as we explore tangible ways that social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. Special guests include folks from the Smithsonian Institution, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Victoria and the Australian Museum.