Latest blog entries

What did visitors' say about the Body Art exhibition?

The Museum developed and hosted the Body Art exhibition in 2000 and 2002. We undertook several visitor surveys and here’s some of what visitors' had to say.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Mar 2010

Museums and Web 2.0

Notes and links for a Masterclass I'm teaching on March 24, 2010, for University of Technology students.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2010

Sand paintings from Enga

Traditional culture meets modernism in new artworks from the highlands of Papua New Guinea, writes Dr Robin Torrence.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2010

Plastiki heads to Oz

Early this morning our time the Plastiki Expedition left San Francisco on its journey to Sydney.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2010

Twitter in the classroom boosts student engagement

How does using Twitter with students boost their learning and engagement? Mashable explains how...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Mar 2010

Visitors to the Australian Museum use social media

According to our latest visitor research conducted in January 2010, 57% of people that visited the Museum used a social networking site in the previous six months.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Mar 2010

This week in Fish: Lost Barramundi and a new Research Associate

This week we feature our newest Research Associate and the strange case of 'Buddist Barramundi' releases.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm the fourth Earth Hour will be held.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Integrating taxonomy

Entomologist Dr Andrew Mitchell is looking to combine morphological and genetic approaches to taxonomy.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Trawling Antarctica for answers

An 8-week trip to Antarctica has returned excellent collections of bottom-dwelling invertebrate communities and valuable insights for sustainable fishing and conservation management of this vulnerable ecosystem, writes Museum Technical Officer Roger Springthorpe.

By: Roger Springthorpe, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010