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What do our Members think about the Museum?

It’s an exciting time at the Australia Museum, in the midst of special exhibitions, tours, sleepovers, walks and night talks. Let’s hear what our renewing members have to say...  

By: Chanele Moss, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Aug 2012

Reflections on Madagascar

Australian Museum Members and conservation biologist, Dr Steven Goodman set off to Madagascar to discover the rare flora and fauna of this island nation.

By: Chanele Moss, Category: Science, Date: 02 Aug 2012

Our Dino in China: Hitting the Wall

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock writes about the group's trip to the Great Wall of China.  

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Aug 2012

Our Dino in China: A Busy Day in Beijing

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock discusses a busy day of shows and explorations.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Aug 2012

Our Dino in China: The Justin Beiber of Dinosaurs

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock reports on Winny's first (big) day of shows.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Aug 2012

Cataloguing the Egyptian Collection before digitisation

For many years Museum scientists have had access to copies (microfiche and more recently digital) of the important specimen and object Collection Registers. What was it like before copies were available?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Aug 2012

NOVA Employment visit Deep Oceans

Thirty-three trainees and five job coaches from NOVA Employment visited Deep Oceans last week. This is what they had to say.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jul 2012

This week in fish: Dawkinsia and new Lates

So much has happened, so many fishes added! Dawkinsia and new Lates have to take pride of place. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jul 2012

Barramundi finds two new siblings

Two new species of Barramundi have recently been named by Australian Museum Research Associates Rohan Pethiyagoda and Anthony Gill.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jul 2012

Our Dino in China: Two More Museums

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock reports from two other museums: the National Museum and the Beijing National Science Museum.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Jul 2012