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Australia Day and the war canoe

The first national Australia Day was held 100 years ago and involved, among other things, a war canoe from the Solomon Islands.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: explore, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Working together — Sydney’s cultural institutions

New hoardings reveal the history of five cultural institutions in Sydney, including Australia’s first museum.

By: Kirsten Downie , Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Streamwatch - 2014 in review

To recognise the amazing achievements of our Streamwatch volunteers we ran two end of year events.

By: Karen Player, Greg McDonald, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 15 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Bird with Hundred Eyes

The Peacock and healing in Hindu and Buddhist tradition.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: How Buddha Came to Australia

Long before mindfulness, compassion and lack of desires became popular.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jan 2015

Preserving the tree of life

If you had to choose to save just one critically endangered species, which would it be and why?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jan 2015

Natural glass used for chopping tools in ancient Papua New Guinea

Axes made of glass were used to chop wood over 3000 years ago in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Early specimen exchange with Japan

Renewing an old relationship.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Art of the Skull: Colour Beauty of Traditions

A blog series with stories from the artists, designers & illustrators involved in the contemporary pop up gallery in the Aztecs exhibition.

By: Roberto Duran, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Weapons from Gallipoli

Historical relics and a mythology of war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2015