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Museum2you - 2012 review

Museum2you was successfully trialled in 2012 and far exceeded our expectations.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 10 Jan 2013

Huge, Green Flying Frog discovered in the lowland forests of Vietnam

Meet Helen’s Flying Frog (Rhacophorus helenae). A huge, green, “flying” frog that, up until now, was completely unknown to science.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jan 2013

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Portents and prophecies: Conrad Lycosthenes, 1557

In the wake of the end of the world, Mayan-style, let's look back at the history of humanity’s fascination with portents and prophecies.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2012

Reflections on 2012 by Australian Museum Members

When we asked Members what they loved most about 2012 at the Australian Museum we were warmed by their lovely responses.

By: Chanele Moss, Category: At The Museum, Date: 19 Dec 2012

Ghost Net art: Sea Blanket

The Museum has purchased Gur Atkamlu (Sea Blanket), a work by Indigenous artists from Darnley Island Arts Centre (Erub Erwer Meta).

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 12 Dec 2012

Let's Call It Museum Station

Archives' long-running volunteer project indexing our early Trust Minutes continues to throw up intriguing snippets of Museum history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2012

The Macquarie Street Lion

The King of the Jungle has made his way from an office in the heart of Sydney's CBD to a new 'den' in the Museum.

By: Dr Sandy Ingleby, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2012

The strangest tadpole?

Bearing curved black 'fangs', the tadpole of the Vampire Flying Frog Rhacophorus vampyrus from Vietnam is one of the strangest.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2012

Balinese Expressions # 3: Leo Haks Visit

Generous donor of Balinese Modernist Art visits Australian Museum.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 07 Dec 2012