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Behind DangerOz: Working with Android

We have just released our DangerOz app for Android! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2011

Should museums be more like magazines?

Is the magazine approach to content production a useful model for museums?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Balinese Women Artists: Collecting their Stories and Paintings

Balinese Paintings: collaborative research - Siobhan Campbell - Sydney University, & Stan Florek - Australian Museum - October 2011.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Michael Sharland

We are about to start a project to digitise and transcribe the Nature Diaries of ornithologist, journalist and environmentalist Michael Sharland.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Promos, exhibitions and happy holidays

We have been checking out some of the clever promos and e-cards from our colleagues. Here's a range of cool ones... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2011

The Octopus and the 'Living Fossil': Closer Than We Thought

Q&A with the Museum biologist who helped answer an enduring question about the family tree of the second largest group of animals on earth: molluscs.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Dec 2011

This week in Fish: Hagfish movie and Red Bass

Well technically speaking, it hasn't been a week.  A few of the images below were added to the site before I went on leave, and a few have been added since I returned.  Thank you as always to all who have contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2011

Specialised conservation tools

The materials conservation unit have a number of unique tools at their finger tips...

By: Mr Sheldon Teare, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Dec 2011

Geosequestration: Sweeping CO2 under the rug?

Is pumping carbon dioxide into the ground a novel solution to reducing greenhouse gases leading to climate change or is it just sweeping the problem under the rug?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Dec 2011

A Pride of Lions

A group of African lions first installed in the Museums entrance area in 1910 have recently made a spectacular comeback. Three of the original four have now been placed in the revamped atrium area – and look as arresting as they did back then.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Dec 2011