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Category: Museullaneous

DigiVol: 16,000+ transcriptions but who is counting?

Megan is the first virtual volunteer on the DigiVol portal (formerly Biodiversity Volunteer Portal, BVP) to transcribe 16,000 records.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

Body trafficking at the Museum

Where did some of the Museum’s human skeletons come from?

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2014

An Exhibition, a Book and an App walk into an Awards Night...

...and walk out smiling! Our Museum won in one category and was Highly Commended in three others at the Museums Australia conference.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Films For Mr Everyman

Space and resources have often been in short supply at the Australian Museum – but passion and dedication from its staff never have.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Fanciful fishes

This collection of Sydney’s earliest natural history paintings is certainly artistic, but is it scientific?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 May 2014

Taxidermy Tetris

How does our Materials Conservation team move enormous rhinoceros specimens? On giant skateboards of course!

By: Kate Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Apr 2014

U-haul Gorillas - Packing Primates for a Big Move

We've been busy packing up large animal specimens at our storage facility in Alexandria, which we’re closing down...

By: Kate Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Apr 2014

William Holmes' wish list

Our very first Collector was on top of his job from day one.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2014

Over my shoulder

Outgoing Director Frank Howarth takes a look back at his time leading Australia’s first museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Meet Kim McKay

Incoming Australian Museum Director Kim McKay is set to bring her unique style and experience to the role.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2014