Latest blog entries

Transit of Venus

On Wednesday 6 June, 2012, we marvel at an astronomical rarity – the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Jun 2012

E-merging technology&museums: an additional perspective on online producing

As cultural institutions become increasingly aware of their need to extend outreach and communication activities in the digital realm, museums require professionals with more composite profiles, combining mediation abilities and technological competence.
Museum professional Irene Rubino offers insights on the topic in an interview with Jennifer Cork, online producer at the Australian Museum.

By: Irene Rubino, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Jun 2012

Boat People # 1

Bark canoes back on the water in Darling Harbour

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2012

Celebrating Museum2you's official launch

Museum2you officially launched last Tuesday, May 22. We celebrated the event with a morning tea to thank everyone who contributed.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 May 2012

Fowl Play: Raising chickens a human right or health risk?

Is raising chooks a basic human right or a potential health and sanitation risk? Should raising chickens in cities be permitted or not?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 May 2012

Finding frogs: it's all about timing

 When it comes to finding frogs in the forests of Vietnam, timing really matters.  

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 24 May 2012

Remembering The Art of Eric Carle exhibition

Whilst the Australian Museum had considered the needs of young children when designing interactive areas for some time, it was not until the late 1990's that we had a designated area for pre-schoolers.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2012

South Australian Oyster Farmers Visit the Museum

Oyster growers Max, Roxanne and Phil Lowe paid us a surprise visit to check on the progress of the South Australian mudworm project.

By: Lexie Walker, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2012

Our First Volunteer

Celebrating our nations' volunteers this week - we should draw attention to the Australian Museum's first official volunteer - 20 year-old Hereward Leighton Kesteven.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 May 2012

Alexander the Great education group bookings open

Secure your students' place for this exceptional exhibition.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 May 2012