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By Author: Anna Namuren

‘Paraphernalia, desiderata, impedimenta, etc.’

Which Museum scientists pack pistols, killing bottles and ear plugs for their expeditions?

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Oct 2013

Redheads and insects

What do entomologists and phillumenists have in common? The appreciation of a good matchbox.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 09 Oct 2013

Aboriginal voices from the 1980s

Indigenous theatre, music and political activism in Australia through poster art from the 80s and 90s.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2013

Digitising 40 years of the Australian Museum Magazine

We’ve unlocked the cabinet and are releasing free digital versions of our magazines to the public.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jul 2013

Sydney over 100 million years ago

Crocodile-like creatures roam the streets of St Peters while a volcano erupts over Narrabeen – just another day in Sydney, a long time ago.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Jun 2013

June 9 is International Archives Day

International Archives Day promotes the important work of archivists in organising, preserving and making records accessible.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Jun 2013

The not-so-gentle art of stuffing

Taxidermy has evolved from the days when animal skins were filled with straw and has a long history of experimentation and innovation

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2013

A shopping list from 1897

You may never look at a financial report in the same way again.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2013