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Alexander the Great goes mobile

Our Alexander the Great exhibition is about to launch. What are we offering for mobile devices? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Nov 2012

The Anthropocene: what’s in a name?

Planet Earth has never before experienced anything quite like the age of humans, says Museum ecologist Alan Jones.

By: Alan Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Guide Alice and the Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo

This intriguing little booklet, published in 1924, is part of the Melbourne Ward collection in the Australian Museum Research Library. 

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

On the horizon

What kinds of temporary exhibitions should the Australian Museum be showing?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Social Musings: Stories from October

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Marlin and Mouth Mackerel

Ok, I give up.  How do I tie together this mish-mash of ichthyological miscellanea.  Suggestions welcomed.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

Video Conferencing - Clickfest 2012

Dinosaur Day on Monday 5 November 2012 was a great way to start the Clickfest video conferencing month.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 Nov 2012

‘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