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By Author: Patricia Egan

How to find a blushing jewel, or appointing the Director in 1921

Director Charles Anderson (1921-1940) reflects on the selection processes for Director in 1921.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

How much did a scorpion cost in 1945?

How did Mel Ward collect the numerous objects he displayed in his private “Gallery of Natural History and Native Art”?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

Valuing mud

In 1929 the Australian Museum was asked to value Deep Sea Mud samples.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 12 Feb 2014

Breaking glass ceilings at the Australian Museum

Appointed in 1972, Dame Leonie Kramer AC, DBE, was the first female trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2014

Fascinating stories hidden amongst the Australian Museum’s most important records

The Australian Museum Trust Minutes reveals fascinating stories of the life of the museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014

A Fishy Meal

Was fish ever on the Australian Museum Curator's breakfast menu?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

A Remarkable Contributor

Dr George Henry Abbott contributed a remarkable 25 years as a Trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2013

A Fishy Tale from 1926

In 1925, Museum staff were contracted to prepare fish exhibits for the Fijian Government. Unfortunately, all did not go to plan.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

A vision realised

Charles Ledgers' 19th century vision for an expansive alpaca wool industry was a long time coming.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Oct 2012

Cataloguing the Egyptian Collection before digitisation

For many years Museum scientists have had access to copies (microfiche and more recently digital) of the important specimen and object Collection Registers. What was it like before copies were available?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Aug 2012