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Social Musings: Stories from February

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Let's cut out the stats and paste in some of the more interesting social media stories.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Mar 2013

Contesting identity – paintings from Lake Sentani

Barkcloth paintings from the Museum’s collections highlight cultural tensions in West Papua, says Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

DigiVol: A Game of Kai-Awase Anyone?

A painted clam shell from Japan in Malacology caught our imaginations and led to some creative story telling  by DigiVol.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Alexander’s nearest and dearest

Who can a king trust? Elizabeth Baynham reveals who was closest to Alexander the Great.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Telling stories

People usually assume that museums are primarily collections of objects, but they are not, says Director Frank Howarth.
 

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Disturbing the peace

Marine biologist Vanessa Messmer finds that the iconic coral trout may be reaching the limits of its tolerance to the warming oceans.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Ouch! An isopod grabbed my tongue

Biting your tongue takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to these parasites, says marine biologist Melissa Beata Martin.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Weird fish award

And the weird fish of the week award goes to ... the Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Mar 2013

Crowdfunding - what's possible?

Veronica Mars, the Tesla Museum and Eric the pliosaur. Is crowdfunding the way of the future for museums?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2013

International Pi Day

Do you know what's special about the 14 March?

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Mar 2013