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National Reserve Biodiversity Survey

Scientists and volunteers, with support from government and business, joined forces to undertake a species discovery survey of the Charles Darwin Reserve in Western Australia. Could this type of partnership be a model for the future? The Australian Museum's Dr Dave Britton joined the fieldtrip to find out. 

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

Virtual Museum of the Pacific

A virtual platform is being created to unlock the Australian Museum’s world-renowned Pacific Collection for a global audience.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

Interest in Ancient Cultures

What interests visitors about ancient cultures?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Sep 2009

Citizen Science

The Centre for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) have released a report on "citizen science".

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Sep 2009

Two new exhibitions

The exhibitions team is in the middle of an amazingly busy and exciting period - two new exhibitions opening inside a fortnight!

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Sep 2009

Visitors' Interest in Science

This post summarises a number of studies that have looked at visitors' interest in science at museums.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Sep 2009

First census of Australian coral reef polychaetes

To learn more about the types and distributions of polychaete species inhabiting Australia’s coral reefs, Museum scientists are conducting a census, using specimens from museum collections and new material to be collected during expeditions in 2009.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2009

Listening to teachers

We invited a group of teachers to spend a day with us to contribute to the development of our learning resources. They left us with some important messages.

By: Pauline Fitzgerald, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Sep 2009

'Categorising visitors'?

I have been asked how (and why) researchers categorise visitors. Well, here's some of the ways they do that (and a little speculation as to why they do that)!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2009

Visitors talk biodiversity

What do Museum visitors think the term biodiversity means?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 28 Aug 2009