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Category: Museullaneous

Find out what past entrants of our Up Close and Spineless Photography Competition think of it?

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.

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Feb 2011

New scans of Percy Money PNG photos

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.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Dangerous, deadly and just plain mean!

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.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

A blog about ... blogs!

Blogging has been around for over fifteen years. It has fallen in and out of favour, but I now think it has found its place. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons - Friendship and Journeys

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?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons! To battle ... or not to battle?

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?  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Generations and their gadgets

New study from the US reveals how much we love our gadgets, with mobile phones being the most popular. Read on for more...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

This week in web: 4 February 2011

Stats are in for January 2011: web page views totalled 843,780 with 266,616 visits, 30% of visits from Sydney. 207 new members signed up, with 1,990 active users for the month. What else happened?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

We're all multitaskers!

Well, you knew that right?! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication Conference 2011

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.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011