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Category: Museullaneous

Communicators - get on, not under, the digital bus

Editor Deb White will discuss the recent adaptation of her skills in communicating via text to the world of video communication. She also offers links to a variety of short films that highlight the various ways that having a storytelling/communication background can stand you in good stead for a career in the digital age.  

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2012

Culture change

The 20th anniversary in June 2012 of the Mabo decision overturning terra nullius in Australia has justifiably been marked and celebrated.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2012

The Anthropocene: what’s in a name?

Planet Earth has never before experienced anything quite like the age of humans, says Museum ecologist Alan Jones.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Guide Alice and the Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo

This intriguing little booklet, published in 1924, is part of the Melbourne Ward collection in the Australian Museum Research Library. 

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

On the horizon

What kinds of temporary exhibitions should the Australian Museum be showing?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Social Musings: Stories from October

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

‘Regardfully offered’ by Ferdinand von Mueller

While browsing the uncatalogued material left to the Australian Museum Research Library by naturalist Mel Ward, a scrappy, dirty little volume came to light...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

The Internet of Things

What is the “Internet of Things” and what does it mean for museums? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

Adventure novels in a natural history library?

Sometimes, items in a specialist library collection might seem to veer a little off-topic...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Nov 2012