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Koori Art Expressions exhibition launch

The Koori Art Expressions exhibition was launched by dignitaries at the Australian Museum on the 1st December 2010. The exhibition will be open until 31st January 2011.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 Dec 2010

Green Turtle demolishes BBQ area

A Green Turtle has laid her eggs in the middle of the Research Station's beach barbecue area.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 14 Dec 2010

Two bark paintings on loan at MCA exhibition

Two bark paintings from the Australian Museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection are currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney at the overview exhibition of work by Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO.

By: Melanie van Olffen, Category: Science, Date: 14 Dec 2010

Museum Mystery of the Week!

Can you guess what our obscure looking museum exhibit is in 'Museum Mystery of the Week'?

By: Ella Minton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Dec 2010

New Live Exhibits in Search & Discover: Crucifix Frog

What’s tiny, eats ants, bright yellow and extremely cute? Our new baby Crucifix Frogs!

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 11 Dec 2010

Live Exhibit updates in Exhibit A

Welcome to Exhibit A: inside our exhibitions.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 11 Dec 2010

This week in Fish: Little Dragonfish

This week we continued to add to the Find a Fish list.  Images were added for a range of species including the sub-Antarctic Marbled Rockcod and the beautifully camouflaged Little Dragonfish.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2010

A Sticky Situation

On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 09 Dec 2010

Fabulous Fijian singers visit the Pacific collections

On December 7th a group of young Fijians came to visit our Fijian collections, and as a thank-you this group, The Redemption Singers, performed for everyone in the museum's Atrium where their amazing voices filled the whole museum!

By: Melanie van Olffen, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2010

Alfred Russel Wallace letters

An enquiry from a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London has meant new scans of some fascinating 1892 correspondence between Australian Museum conchologist Charles Hedley and Alfred Russel Wallace.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Dec 2010