Latest blog entries

Plastiki – A solution to waste

One man’s environmental dream becomes a reality and he is educating the planet to consider waste as a resource. The Plastiki is history in the making!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 18 Feb 2010

What's in the Box - 45 years on

Museum in a Box® was developed 45 years ago and is the corner stone of the Australian Museum outreach program.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 17 Feb 2010

What's in the Box - a busy beginning

It's only February and there are already 330 Museum in a Boxes booked for 2010.  With all of the refurbishment and program planning it has been a busy beginning to the year.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Feb 2010

Statement on Climate Change

In its role as a leading scientific institution, the Australian Museum recognizes that climate change poses a serious environmental, economic and social threat to our current way of life and to the security of future generations across the globe.

By: Frank Howarth, Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Feb 2010

Wave Energy Conversion

Renewable energy has to be part of the solution in combating climate change and wave energy conversion is a fantastic technology using waves to produce clean electricity.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Feb 2010

Web 2.0 for small and volunteer museums

I've been asked to speak at the 2010 Australian Maritime Museums Annual Conference on the topic of Web 2.0 for small and volunteer-run museums. On this page you can find my PowerPoint slides and various other relevant links.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Feb 2010

Choosing our exhibtions

We've recently had an enquiry about how we go about choosing the temporary exhibitions that we show here. As you can imagine, there are lots of factors take into consideration when selecting them. Here are a few of them.

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Feb 2010

Royal visitor examines Australian Museum collections

During his recent visit to Sydney His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales examined specimens from the Australian Museum collection aboard RV Southern Surveyor.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2010

Sustainable living isn’t a sacrifice

Living a sustainable lifestyle is not about what you are giving up but what you gain.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2010

Who will be the most affected by Climate Change?

Children in developing countries already have a tough time but their lives will become even tougher because of climate change.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2010