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Students show their cultural objects

We went to a school in Sydney to find out what cultural objects are personally significant to Year 5 students. What we found was intriguing and, in some cases, quite moving.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 10 Dec 2009

The Participatory Museum

Went to a talk on The Participatory Museum given by Nina Simon on 9 December as part of the Powerhouse Museum's Innovation Series. Here's my notes.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Dec 2009

Thumbs up for climate change exhibition

The Australian Museum’s recent exhibition Climate change: our future, your choice has received an award from Museums and Galleries NSW.

By: Catherine Cooper, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2009

Has the cucumber changed its spots?

Recent research indicates the presence of a new species of sea cucumber at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.  

By: Prof Maria Byrne, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2009

Myriad of amphipods on the GBR

A recent study has revealed hundreds of species of amphipods (shrimp-like creatures) living on the Great Barrier Reef, almost half of them new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Trilobite translations

Find out why a new publication, the Trilobite Record of China, co-edited by Australian Museum palaeontologist Dr Yong Yi Zhen, has made life a lot easier for the world’s trilobite experts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Copenhagen

The People’s Orb has arrived in Copenhagen.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

How to detect newly introduced species

Museum scientists compared two strategies to predict the whereabouts of an introduced bee – one using climate suitability data and the other habitat preference. Find out which strategy worked best.
 

By: Dr John Gollan, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Micropredators lurk among the seaweed

Argentinean and Australian Museum scientists have discovered a guild of micropredators living on seaweeds in the coastal waters of southern New South Wales.

By: Dr George D. F. (Buz) Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Australian Museum Members Survey Results

Results of two surveys of Austalian Museum Members - 1998 and 2001

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2009