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Taxonomists share their expertise for biosecurity

Quarantine scientists recently attended an Australian Museum workshop to improve their skills at identifying invasive Diptera, a large order of insects, many of which pose a threat to Australia's biosecurity.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Swimming with the big fish, studying the small

Imagine trying to track in the open seas the migration of fishes that are only a few millimetres to a centimetre long.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

X-ray specs: viewing artefacts in a new light

Using the latest technologies, archaeologists are digging for new insights into Indigenous trading routes.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Amphibian Conservation in South-East Asia

Dr Jodi Rowley has been recording midnight frog calls in Vietnam, Cambodia and southern China to inform future conservation programs.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Deep-sea mystery solved as three become one

So dramatic is the metamorphosis of whalefishes that until now scientists thought the larva, adult male and adult female specimens in collections were from three separate families of fishes.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Helping hand for a vulnerable little chat


Australian Museum researchers are set to begin a new study on the conservation ecology of an iconic inhabitant of coastal saltmarshes, the White-fronted Chat, with funding from Lake Macquarie City Council and the Herman Slade Foundation.

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

Public Response to Taxidermy Mounts

Becky Hitchens, a student at Durham University, Museum and Artefact Studies program asks if we have any information about the public's reaction to taxidermy mounts.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009

What do visitors want to know about objects?

Spent a few interesting days with the folks from the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA. We spoke about the kinds of questions visitors have about objects.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009

Models of Museum Visiting

This question from Ido Beja, Haifa University (via Facebook!): My name is Ido, I'm a student from Haifa University, and I'm doing some research about visitors in museums with hope to build a system for groups of visitors in museums based on group modeling. I saw the abstract of your article "Developing a model of museum visiting" - can you please sent me hard copy of the article?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009

Kindy students learn at the Museum

Kindergarten students talk about what they learned from their Museum visit

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Apr 2009