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The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

QR Codes in 2011

Where are we now with QR Codes in museum interpretation? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

Recommended apps

My Canadian colleague asked for some recommend apps for the iPad. I remembered I did some research through #mtogo on what apps we were using for both iPad and iPhone some time ago that I promised to share. Here’s what I gathered.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: Vale - Dr Robert McDowall

This week we celebrate the life of the late Robert (Bob) McDowall, a giant in the New Zealand fish world.  We follow a juvenile chimaera swimming more than 1200 m below the surface.  There are plenty of new images, including shots of a moray eel that lives in freshwater and the amusingly-named 'Velvet Leatherjacket'.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Sep 2011

Here's What You Said

We asked, you answered, we listened...here's the results.

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 02 Sep 2011

Enforcement necessary on greenwashing?

'It’s not easy being green' but some manufacturers don’t make it any easier with misleading green claims. How can you trust if a product’s claims are accurate or if they're just greenwash?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Sep 2011

Visual art workshops with special exhibition

School students have the chance to respond to the stunning artworks in the Beauty from Nature: art of the Scott Sisters exhibition, opening this week.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Aug 2011

Food for thought: Love your seafood AND our oceans!

It’s no secret—Australians love their seafood! But a lot of the fish we love is not sustainably fished or farmed. Are you willing to swap your favourite yellow fin tuna for a more sustainable yellow eye mullet?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Aug 2011

By strategy

Director of the Australian Museum Frank Howarth calls for the media to stop giving air to ‘the shrinking number of increasingly shrill climate change deniers’ in this editorial from Explore magazine.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2011