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The Spirit of Things: Day 3

Stiff Gins band member Nardi Simpson reflects on the group's time in our Indigenous collections as part of the 'Spirit of Things' project.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Feb 2013

Waitangi Day 2013

What is Waitangi Day and how is the Museum involved in this year's celebrations?

By: Mr Logan Metcalfe, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Mali

Cultural diversity and conflict

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 2

Australian music group, Stiff Gins, continue to draw inspiration from the objects in our Indigenous Collections and create new songs.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 1

Australian band, Stiff Gins, have arrived at the Museum to begin work on an exciting new project involving our Indigenous collections.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

A Fishy Tale from 1926

In 1925, Museum staff were contracted to prepare fish exhibits for the Fijian Government. Unfortunately, all did not go to plan.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

Meet the Streamwatch Team

At the beginning of the 2013 the Australian Museum took over the running of Streamwatch a community water quality monitoring program.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 05 Feb 2013

This week in Fish: Barnyard of Fishes

This week we feature a veritable barnyard of angry, dancing fishes - Cownose Ray, Blackfin Pigfish, Ferocious Puffer and Eastern Hulafish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Feb 2013

On unicorns...

This beautifully preserved book is a scientific examination into unicorns and other horned beasts dating from 1645.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Feb 2013

Foundation Supports Torres Strait Art Project

One of the many joys of being a fundraiser is being able to generate support for valuable projects that make a difference.

By: Juliet Gauchat, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jan 2013