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Category: Museullaneous

'Splendidly stuffed'

The Australian Museum purchased three crocodiles in 1879. The first came to the Museum in July from showman William Cash.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2011

A trip to Ash Island

Recently I took a field trip to Ash Island in the Hunter estuary where the Scott sisters lived, painted and collected for more than 20 years from 1846.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

More crocodile case restoration

It's been a few weeks since I last posted on this, but the crocodile case restoration continues.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

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