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Virtual Museum of the Pacific

A virtual platform is being created to unlock the Australian Museum’s world-renowned Pacific Collection for a global audience.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

Interest in Ancient Cultures

What interests visitors about ancient cultures?

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

Citizen Science

The Centre for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) have released a report on "citizen science".

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

Two new exhibitions

The exhibitions team is in the middle of an amazingly busy and exciting period - two new exhibitions opening inside a fortnight!

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Sep 2009

Visitors' Interest in Science

This post summarises a number of studies that have looked at visitors' interest in science at museums.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Sep 2009

First census of Australian coral reef polychaetes

To learn more about the types and distributions of polychaete species inhabiting Australia’s coral reefs, Museum scientists are conducting a census, using specimens from museum collections and new material to be collected during expeditions in 2009.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2009

Listening to teachers

We invited a group of teachers to spend a day with us to contribute to the development of our learning resources. They left us with some important messages.

By: Pauline Fitzgerald, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Sep 2009

'Categorising visitors'?

I have been asked how (and why) researchers categorise visitors. Well, here's some of the ways they do that (and a little speculation as to why they do that)!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2009

Visitors talk biodiversity

What do Museum visitors think the term biodiversity means?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 28 Aug 2009

Intergenerational communication is the way forward

The International Children’s and Youth Conference on the Environment. Daejeon, South Korea provides an opportunity for adults, youth and children to work together on climate change.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 27 Aug 2009