Latest blog entries

Follow up with Dr Sandy Ingleby

We caught up with Dr Sandy Ingleby, manager of the mammals collection after she had collected the sperm whale jaw from Sydney’s Newport Beach.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jun 2011

Winny goes on a Road Trip

Our beloved muttaburrasaurus puppet hitches a ride to Albury!

By: Claire Farrugia, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Jun 2011

Kermadec Update

Mark is no longer bobbing around the Kermadec Islands (half way between New Zealand and Tonga), he's arrived back on land. I'm sure he'll have some amazing stories to share with us all. Until then here are two great fish videos and a picture we were able to get our hands on thanks to the Auckland Museum.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2011

An App for Museum Conservators?

The following question has been asked on Twitter: "Answers in <240 characters, please! RT: @thesherrin: What would a iPad app for conservators do, or what would they want it to do? #mtogo". I asked one of our Conservators, Sheldon, what he thought... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 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

What's in the Box - National Parks

We are developing a new Museum in a Box with the NSW National parks and Wildlife Service

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 May 2011

What's in the box - Alaska

Alaska may seem a long way away, but with new technology we are able to share information and talk face to face.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 May 2011

Snake models from the crocodile case

These beautiful and fragile plaster casts were made by Museum preparatory staff in 1894.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

The crocodiles -- an open and shut case

Happenings this week on the crocodile case project ...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

Treasures of the Kimberley

The north-western Australian Kimberley is one of fifteen biodiversity hotspots in Australia. Its coast boasts an archipelago that comprises several hundred large and thousands of much smaller islands.

By: Mr Martin Pueschel, Category: Science, Date: 20 May 2011