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Category: Museullaneous

Feathers of the Gods: On the Director's Wall

An office wall says a lot about the occupant and the organisation, especially if that occupant is the Director of the Australian Museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2013

Feathers of the Gods: Deadly Syndrome

Among the marine invertebrate specimens in our collection are a number of Irukandji jellyfishes, a group of highly venomous sea creatures.

By: Anna Murray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2013

Win: Make an app to remix and reinterpret our collection

Help make the world of scientific illustration accessible to a wider audience.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2013

Interpretations of Pompeii

Well worth the disruption

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Interpretive Theatre at the Museum

Risky business.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

‘Paraphernalia, desiderata, impedimenta, etc.’

Which Museum scientists pack pistols, killing bottles and ear plugs for their expeditions?

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Oct 2013

'We tried to tell you that!'

Many indigenous peoples have warned that Western attitudes are destroying the environment, writes anthropologist Kirk Huffman.

By: Kirk Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Ethel King - Painter of all things natural

A talented illustrator who painted from and on specimens.

By: Alison Leeson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Happy Birthday 'Dr' Leichhardt

October 23 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Australia’s most mysterious historical figure – the legendary Ludwig Leichhardt.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Taxidermists wanted

Recruiting cadet taxidermists and scientific officers in 1891 - 'well educated lads' with 'a taste for natural history' wanted.  

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Sep 2013