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Category: Museullaneous

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog & her journey in finding the creature.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Feb 2011

How to Choose iPhone Apps for Kids

What should adults look for when choosing iPhone apps for (and with) their kids?

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

March 2nd people, it all happened!

Apple sent out invites to San Francisco press to a special press conference to be held on the 2nd of March 2011. The image sent out with the event shows an iCal image of March 2nd pealing back to reveal the corner of an iPad. Need we say more?

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Feb 2011

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