Category: Museullaneous

The Chusan Ball

In a time before the Internet and text messages, the arrival of the first British mail steam ship was cause for celebration in the Colony.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Not Happy, Mr Etheridge

Why was Charles Hedley ordered to stop work on his paper?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 May 2014

Dear Mr Darwin - Evolution

One of the Australian Museum’s earliest Curators was not only an industrious man of science but one ahead of his time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2014

Indiana Jones Dreaming - Virtual Expeditions

Have you heard about the Biodiversity Volunteer Portal? You might be suprised by where it will lead you.  

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

DigiVol: 16,000+ transcriptions but who is counting?

Megan is the first virtual volunteer on the DigiVol portal (formerly Biodiversity Volunteer Portal, BVP) to transcribe 16,000 records.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

Body trafficking at the Museum

Where did some of the Museum’s human skeletons come from?

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2014

An Exhibition, a Book and an App walk into an Awards Night...

...and walk out smiling! Our Museum won in one category and was Highly Commended in three others at the Museums Australia conference.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Films For Mr Everyman

Space and resources have often been in short supply at the Australian Museum – but passion and dedication from its staff never have.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Fanciful fishes

This collection of Sydney’s earliest natural history paintings is certainly artistic, but is it scientific?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 May 2014

Taxidermy Tetris

How does our Materials Conservation team move enormous rhinoceros specimens? On giant skateboards of course!

By: Kate Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Apr 2014