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‘Regardfully offered’ by Ferdinand von Mueller

While browsing the uncatalogued material left to the Australian Museum Research Library by naturalist Mel Ward, a scrappy, dirty little volume came to light...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

The Internet of Things

What is the “Internet of Things” and what does it mean for museums? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

Adventure novels in a natural history library?

Sometimes, items in a specialist library collection might seem to veer a little off-topic...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Far-flung fishes

This week we added images of far-flung fish species; two surgeonfishes from Mauritius and a damselfish from Bali. Yes, I know this is the AUSTRALIAN Museum website, but these species also occur in Australia, so no excuse was needed. Thank you to everyone who contributed throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2012

What’s happening with tablets now?

The latest research from Google throws up some surprises ... and some exciting opportunities! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Oct 2012

Natural phenomena in words and pictures

The mid nineteenth century was a fascinating time when science and religion were of equal, and not always conflicting, importance in explaining the wonders of the world.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Welcome to the 'fish doctor'

The 'fish doctor' has been working in the collection this week. PhD student Melissa Martin works on fish doctors, a group of fish parasites also known as fish lice and tongue biters.  Rob Harcourt sent some action shots of an Eastern Angelshark having its fate 'sealed'.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Oct 2012

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