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By Author: Patricia Egan

Remembering The Art of Eric Carle exhibition

Whilst the Australian Museum had considered the needs of young children when designing interactive areas for some time, it was not until the late 1990's that we had a designated area for pre-schoolers.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2012

The Ball that wasn't

In 1864 The Australian Museum was the venue chosen for a reception for the visit of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. Why wasn't it held?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Apr 2012

Caring for Alfred North's original pictorial material

Archives volunteer, Ada Klinkhamer writes of her experience rehousing and documenting photographs and illustrations prepared for use in publications by Australian Museum ornithologist, Alfred John North.

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

Geological relief map of NSW

Constructing the geological relief map of NSW which hangs on the wall in the MIneral Gallery

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Aug 2011

Who is the woman painting the background?

Investigating the woman in the 1922 photograph of two museum staff painting the background of one of the museum's first dioramas.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jun 2011

Old Spirit House

Behind the doors of the old Spirit House.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Apr 2011

Specimens lost to the Australian Museum

In the 19th and early 20th centuries museums often purchased specimens to increase the size and variey of their collections. Read about one intended purchase that unfortunately did not proceed.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

If the thylacine is extinct does it matter if Harry Burrell's was real?

The debate about the subject and meaning of Harry Burrell's thylacine photo, first published by the Australian Museum in 1921, has recently been revisited.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Jan 2011

Researching 19th-century collection and trade in Thylacines

Kathryn Medlock researching the 19th century records at the Australian Museum Archives

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2010