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Category: Museullaneous

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

When The Clash shrugs the Museum shrugs too

The British punk band wipes the floor at the Australian Museum.

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Mar 2014

International Women's Day, March 8

Celebrating women's role and achievements in science and museums -- with a special warning for women 'approaching their fiftieth year'.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Mar 2014

Waitangi Day 2014

Our Cultural Collections team presented a hands-on collection of Maori and Pacific objects and discussed their work with Pacific Youth.

By: Mr Logan Metcalfe, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Feb 2014

Howard Hughes

Just like his namesake, the Australian Museum filmmaking pioneer, Howard Hughes, had a passion for film.

By: Catherine Thompson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2014