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Outside the comfort zone: Energy consumption and museums

Australia’s big museums and art galleries each use as much energy as a small country town. How long can we afford, let alone justify that?

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Jan 2014

Do you want to be preserved forever?

No alcohol required - the specimens we’re maintaining are documents, photographs and emerging forms of media and data.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jan 2014

A Week of Fish: 2013 Fish-mas Special

Happy fishy festive season everyone! In addition to your normal weekly dose of fishes we present two movies from the fieldtrip archive.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2013

Feathers of the Gods: The Art of the Collection

One of our Research Library's greatest treasures is a sketchbook containing original drawings by 18th century English artist Sarah Stone.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2013

New genomic methods will help assess the environmental status of marine waters

Will new technology allow accurate, rapid, and cost efficient observations of the marine environment?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 19 Dec 2013

Collecting: Library as Museum

Books, digital content and the future of libraries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Dec 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: 'Pacific Youth at the Museum'

Earlier this year, we presented our first two ‘Pacific Youth at the Museum’ events.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2013

DigiVol:Hub of activity

Productivity and interesting conversation between volunteers and colleagues go hand in hand in the DigiVol lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2013

Spiders in your backyard

This is a great time of year to explore the diversity of spiders in your backyard.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Who are the pollinators in Australia’s subtropical rainforests?

Pollination in Australia’s subtropical rainforests seems to be carried out primarily by much smaller critters than bees, birds or bats.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: Science, Date: 16 Dec 2013