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Category: Museullaneous

The Spirit of Things: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Syd Green of the Spirit of Things Collective presents a video of their time here at the Museum and discusses what's next.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 3

Stiff Gins band member Nardi Simpson reflects on the group's time in our Indigenous collections as part of the 'Spirit of Things' project.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 2

Australian music group, Stiff Gins, continue to draw inspiration from the objects in our Indigenous Collections and create new songs.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 1

Australian band, Stiff Gins, have arrived at the Museum to begin work on an exciting new project involving our Indigenous collections.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

A Fishy Tale from 1926

In 1925, Museum staff were contracted to prepare fish exhibits for the Fijian Government. Unfortunately, all did not go to plan.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

On unicorns...

This beautifully preserved book is a scientific examination into unicorns and other horned beasts dating from 1645.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Feb 2013

Alexander the Great teacher surveys

We surveyed teachers about their personal and professional usage of digital technologies.

By: Chris Lang, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Jan 2013

What are museums for?

Two interesting reports came across my desk over the break that address this key question...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jan 2013

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Portents and prophecies: Conrad Lycosthenes, 1557

In the wake of the end of the world, Mayan-style, let's look back at the history of humanity’s fascination with portents and prophecies.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2012