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A vision realised

Charles Ledgers' 19th century vision for an expansive alpaca wool industry was a long time coming.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Oct 2012

Streamwatch comes to the Australian Museum

Sydney Water’s Streamwatch program is moving to the Australian Museum.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Oct 2012

Science Unleashed - The Museum goes to Narrabri

After a long drive through winding country roads in a Museum car filled to the brim with science ‘goodies’, we arrived in Narrabri tired but excited to put on the Australian Museum’s Science Unleashed festival.
 

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Bone from Brewarrina

I love a challenge.  During the week I received images of a bone found on a river bank. Was it from a fish, and if so what species of fish? 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2012

A mobile app or a mobile website?

Continuing on the mobile musing path, when should you build a mobile website and when a mobile app?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Oct 2012

Kermadec memories

It seems like only yesterday that we were diving on the sides of volcanos in the Kermadec Islands.  It was certainly a fantastic trip.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2012

From San Antonio to Sydney

The Museum's social media team received a very pleasant message on Facebook recently. A young student from Texas had used our website to make a model of an Ocean Sunfish (mola mola) and was wondering if we'd like to add it to our Deep Oceans exhibition...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Oct 2012

Rolling out mobile products

How do you promote and market apps to potential users, while engaging them before, during and after a physical visit?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012

User-testing mobile apps

What's the process when user-testing mobile apps (or any other digital product)? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012

Where are we at with mobile?

Where are we up to with developing and implementing mobile in our both our physical and online sites?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012