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Our Global Neighbours: Story-tellers from Indonesia

Stories are shared and moulded to enrich people and collections.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2013

Balinese Expressions: Guardian Statues

How Bedogol guards our balance and peace.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2013

‘Paraphernalia, desiderata, impedimenta, etc.’

Which Museum scientists pack pistols, killing bottles and ear plugs for their expeditions?

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Oct 2013

Balinese Expressions: Offerings in a Changing World

An example of a dynamic culture.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 30 Oct 2013

Ghost net art: Dauma and Garom wrapped for transport to Sydney

Our new ghost net pieces, Dauma the mud crab and Garom the rock cod, are now in Sydney!

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Noken from Papuan Highlands

The versatile native bag as a cultural heritage.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Female Warrior Srikandi and Modernity

A role model for Indonesian women.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 24 Oct 2013

'We tried to tell you that!'

Many indigenous peoples have warned that Western attitudes are destroying the environment, writes anthropologist Kirk Huffman.

By: Kirk Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Ethel King - Painter of all things natural

A talented illustrator who painted from and on specimens.

By: Alison Leeson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Happy Birthday 'Dr' Leichhardt

October 23 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Australia’s most mysterious historical figure – the legendary Ludwig Leichhardt.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013