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Category: Museullaneous

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

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