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Category: Museullaneous

Social Media and Museum Learning

Can social media be used to engage different types of learners? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Dec 2010

Urban Biodiversity and the City of Sydney

Biodiversity is a crucial factor in the environmental, social and cultural health of a city. Biodiversity in the City of Sydney’s area has declined because of urban development – buildings and roads have taken away some of the habitat that used to provide a home for plants and animals. However, there are ways we can vastly increase the numbers of plants and animals and improve their diversity in our City. The City of Sydney is working with the Australian Museum to develop an Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Dec 2010

Alfred Russel Wallace letters

An enquiry from a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London has meant new scans of some fascinating 1892 correspondence between Australian Museum conchologist Charles Hedley and Alfred Russel Wallace.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Dec 2010

Willy Kwong has finished the Harry Burrell project

Archives' intern Willy Kwong shares his final thoughts on his work on the Harry Burrell glass plate negative collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Dec 2010

The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2010

Another post from our intern

Intern Willy Kwong talks about why the Australian Museum needs and values the work of the Archives and Records section.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2010

Meet our intern

Museum Studies intern Willy Kwong is working on the Archives' Harry Burrell photograph collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Nov 2010

Researching 19th-century collection and trade in Thylacines

Kathryn Medlock researching the 19th century records at the Australian Museum Archives

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2010

Winifred West drawings

Beautiful shell drawings by Winifred West now on the Archives website.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2010

Welcome to the Australian Museum Archives blog

The Australian Museum Archives holds more than 150 years of records of the Museum, its people, buildings, science, exhibitions and events. In this blog we want to share some of the things we enjoy about our collections, tell some Museum stories and give you an insight into the work we do every day.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Oct 2010