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By Author: Brendan Atkins

dream dinosaur

Describe what your dream dinosaur would look like!

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Opening up

The recent Corroboree Sydney Festival signals a resurgent interest in Australia’s first peoples.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Making connections in Antarctica

What attracts museum research scientist Dr Nerida Wilson to the Scotia Arc, a series of islands linking South America to Antarctica?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 16 Apr 2013

Contesting identity – paintings from Lake Sentani

Barkcloth paintings from the Museum’s collections highlight cultural tensions in West Papua, says Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Alexander’s nearest and dearest

Who can a king trust? Elizabeth Baynham reveals who was closest to Alexander the Great.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Disturbing the peace

Marine biologist Vanessa Messmer finds that the iconic coral trout may be reaching the limits of its tolerance to the warming oceans.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Ouch! An isopod grabbed my tongue

Biting your tongue takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to these parasites, says marine biologist Melissa Beata Martin.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Making land work?

Two pieces of sandalwood from Vanuatu provide a key for understanding the cultural ties between indigenous people and their land.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Sep 2012

Towards a national cultural policy

Museum Director Frank Howarth asks "What is ‘culture’?" in this foreword to Explore magazine (summer 2011).  

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Nov 2011

By strategy

Director of the Australian Museum Frank Howarth calls for the media to stop giving air to ‘the shrinking number of increasingly shrill climate change deniers’ in this editorial from Explore magazine.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2011