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How do I incorporate the web into my daily work practices?

Some of the biggest challenges I’m finding at the moment is helping staff here think not about how to incorporate the web into their work practices but thinking about how do I use the website to make my job easier. Find some strategies and tips here.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Dec 2009

Students show their cultural objects

We went to a school in Sydney to find out what cultural objects are personally significant to Year 5 students. What we found was intriguing and, in some cases, quite moving.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 10 Dec 2009

The Participatory Museum

Went to a talk on The Participatory Museum given by Nina Simon on 9 December as part of the Powerhouse Museum's Innovation Series. Here's my notes.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Dec 2009

Thumbs up for climate change exhibition

The Australian Museum’s recent exhibition Climate change: our future, your choice has received an award from Museums and Galleries NSW.

By: Catherine Cooper, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2009

Has the cucumber changed its spots?

Recent research indicates the presence of a new species of sea cucumber at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.  

By: Prof Maria Byrne, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2009

Myriad of amphipods on the GBR

A recent study has revealed hundreds of species of amphipods (shrimp-like creatures) living on the Great Barrier Reef, almost half of them new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Trilobite translations

Find out why a new publication, the Trilobite Record of China, co-edited by Australian Museum palaeontologist Dr Yong Yi Zhen, has made life a lot easier for the world’s trilobite experts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Copenhagen

The People’s Orb has arrived in Copenhagen.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

How to detect newly introduced species

Museum scientists compared two strategies to predict the whereabouts of an introduced bee – one using climate suitability data and the other habitat preference. Find out which strategy worked best.
 

By: Dr John Gollan, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Micropredators lurk among the seaweed

Argentinean and Australian Museum scientists have discovered a guild of micropredators living on seaweeds in the coastal waters of southern New South Wales.

By: Dr George D. F. (Buz) Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009