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By Author: Frank Howarth

Over my shoulder

Outgoing Director Frank Howarth takes a look back at his time leading Australia’s first museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Changing beliefs

In the battle between climate science and ideology, who wins?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Feathers of the Gods: On the Director's Wall

An office wall says a lot about the occupant and the organisation, especially if that occupant is the Director of the Australian Museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2013

An announcement from our Director

All good things come to an end, as they say.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Oct 2013

Telling stories

People usually assume that museums are primarily collections of objects, but they are not, says Director Frank Howarth.
 

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Culture change

The 20th anniversary in June 2012 of the Mabo decision overturning terra nullius in Australia has justifiably been marked and celebrated.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2012

On the horizon

What kinds of temporary exhibitions should the Australian Museum be showing?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Art at the Outpost

I went to the opening of "Outpost: Art from the Streets" last night on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour...

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Nov 2011

Heritage is one of the victims of conflict

A few weeks ago I was standing in the ruins of Stari Bar, or the old town of Bar, in Montenegro. Its an eerie but beautiful place on the coast of Montenegro.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Oct 2011

Making research accessible

I recently attended an interesting workshop on how the humanities, arts and social sciences research sector (or HASS research sector for the sake of brevity) and the natural sciences sector might learn from each other in how to do better research.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 May 2011