Category: Museullaneous

The Spirit of Things: Day 1

Australian band, Stiff Gins, have arrived at the Museum to begin work on an exciting new project involving our Indigenous collections.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

A Fishy Tale from 1926

In 1925, Museum staff were contracted to prepare fish exhibits for the Fijian Government. Unfortunately, all did not go to plan.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

On unicorns...

This beautifully preserved book is a scientific examination into unicorns and other horned beasts dating from 1645.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Feb 2013

Alexander the Great teacher surveys

We surveyed teachers about their personal and professional usage of digital technologies.

By: Chris Lang, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Jan 2013

What are museums for?

Two interesting reports came across my desk over the break that address this key question...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jan 2013

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Portents and prophecies: Conrad Lycosthenes, 1557

In the wake of the end of the world, Mayan-style, let's look back at the history of humanity’s fascination with portents and prophecies.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2012

Let's Call It Museum Station

Archives' long-running volunteer project indexing our early Trust Minutes continues to throw up intriguing snippets of Museum history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2012

Thomas Whitelegge, a workingman naturalist

The lantern slide collection reminds me of the story of Thomas Whitelegge - factory hand, biologist, Darwin correspondent and single father.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2012

Creating video content from interviews

Editor Deb White provides a checklist to help you as the interviewer or video producer to brief your interviewee and structure your video.

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2012