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Category: Museullaneous

AMplify ep 23: Dr Robin Torrence

AM Anthropologist Dr Robin Torrence chats with Kim McKay about her research on the function of ancient material on peoples’ daily lives.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

Do Spiders like music?

Surprising spiders from our Rare Books collection.

By: Adria Castellucci, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

DigiVol spotlight on the nudibranch research of Dr Bill Rudman

DigiVol recently scanned new slides from the extensive collection of this AM malacology trailblazer.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2016

AMplify ep 22: Catherine Timbrell, Exhibition Producer of Spiders – Alive & Deadly

How do you help people learn to love one of the most reviled creatures? Catherine Timbrell talks to Kim McKay about the creation of Spiders.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Nov 2016

The Black Death

The Bubonic Plague terrified Sydney in the early 20th century.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2016

AMplify ep 21: Live Night Talk on Asaro Mud Masks from Papua New Guinea

A distinguished panel explore the cultural significance and museum acquisition of Asaro Mud Men Masks.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Digivol scans 40-year-old slides of spiders

Check out some of the beautiful images of the AM arachnology slide collection scanned by DigiVol volunteers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

WeDigBio 2016

WeDigBio is a 4-day event that engages citizen scientists worldwide to help digitise specimens held in natural history collections.

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

Imogen walks in her forefather’s footsteps.

Walking through the rooms lived in by her ancestor William Sheridan Wall, delighted 12 year old Imogen Fennessy.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2016

DigiVol: From Glass plate negatives to Digital images

DigiVol has taken digital images of prints of some of the Australian Museum’s large collection of glass plate negatives.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Oct 2016