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Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: 'Pacific Youth at the Museum'

Earlier this year, we presented our first two ‘Pacific Youth at the Museum’ events.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2013

DigiVol:Hub of activity

Productivity and interesting conversation between volunteers and colleagues go hand in hand in the DigiVol lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2013

Spiders in your backyard

This is a great time of year to explore the diversity of spiders in your backyard.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Who are the pollinators in Australia’s subtropical rainforests?

Pollination in Australia’s subtropical rainforests seems to be carried out primarily by much smaller critters than bees, birds or bats.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: Science, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Our Global Neighbours: From the Papyrus Scroll to Codex

Public education and the origin of a book in antiquity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Balinese Expressions: Double Ikat Gringsing

Sacred textiles of Tenganan Village in Bali.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display

Our amazing new ghost net sculptures, Dauma and Garom, are now on display in our Indigenous Australians gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Happy Sciencemas!

Festive season follies from all of us here at Australia's oldest Museum. Happy Sciencemas!

By: Australian Museum Research Institute, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Feathers of the Gods: Is it a Bird?

Is it a bat? Is it a plane? If you are an air traveller, you probably have more to do with museums – especially ours – than you think!

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

A Fishy Meal

Was fish ever on the Australian Museum Curator's breakfast menu?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013