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Ask a curator...1 September 2010

Wednesday 1 September is not only the beginning of Spring (or Fall if you're in the wrong end of the hemisphere), it's international "Ask a curator..." day!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2010

Life Beyond the Tomb Exhibition Evaluation 2005

Here's a summary of findings from the Life Beyond the Tomb 2005 exhibition evaluation

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2010

Life and Death Under the Pharaohs 1998 Evaluation

Here's a summary of findings from the Life and Death Under the Pharaohs 1998 exhibition evaluation

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2010

Frill Shark in Japan

The Frill Shark normally lives in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m. This fish was filmed alive (although most likely moribund) by Japanese divers.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2010

Megamouth Shark movie

The movie shows an underwater encounter with a rare Megamouth Shark.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: Fantastic fish feeding footage

This week we show footage of Marlin, whales and seals feeding. There is also great footage of sharks and an Oilfish from the Coral Sea.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Aug 2010

How to be clever on Facebook

For the most part, coporate/museum Facebook pages are pretty much the same: conversations among visitors or inserted opinons. However, there are those out there that are coming up with clever ways of engaging with their audience, you just have to do a lot of sifting. How could we apply these ideas to our Birds of Paradise exhibition currently in development?

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2010

How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 2 - the day

The second post about designing an exhibit. Twenty students and their teachers arrived on 23 August to help the Museum design their up and coming Birds of Paradise exhibit. What a wonderful day for all of us! Read on to find out what happened during the workshop.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2010

How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 1

Two schools recently joined the Australian Museum in helping design the up and coming exhibition Birds of Paradise. This was the first day we met with the schools, and being new myself, I was excited to see what the students thought about the coming workshop.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2010

Eastern Blue Groper and Striped Catfish

The Eastern Blue Groper and Striped Catfish are species often encounterd by divers in New South Wales waters. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Aug 2010