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Which fishes eat sponges?

A colleague just asked me this question. I had to confess that I wasn't sure of the answer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

Revealing some of our conservators

Last week I was lucky enough to stumble upon some conservators restoring a very special heritage item in the Museum, read on to hear more of our little chat.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jun 2011

Meeting our young friends

The Queen's Birthday long-weekend saw huge crowds visit the Museum. We thank everyone for coming out in such blustery and wintery weather. We especially thank one visitor for bringing his mum to his favourite place.

By: Tim Moulton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Jun 2011

Who is the woman painting the background?

Investigating the woman in the 1922 photograph of two museum staff painting the background of one of the museum's first dioramas.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jun 2011

This week in Fish: Back to reality

Returning to work after three weeks on fieldwork is not always easy.  Despite the excellent efforts of Amanda and Sally, there were many emails to answer and plenty of jobs that had to be done.  I have added a number of images and two movies in a feeble attempt to relive the Kermadec experience.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Jun 2011

Understanding Museums

Understanding Musuems: Australian Museums and Museology, is a new e-publication edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien. What it's all about?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jun 2011

Birds with a Beat dancers perform at the Museum 2011

The Australian Museum's dance video competition, Birds with a Beat, was a great success with three dances performed at the recent Teacher Preview Night and annual Fashion Less Waste parade.  

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Jun 2011

Birds with a Beat dancers perform at the Museum

The Australian Museum's dance video competition, Birds with a Beat, was a great success with three dances performed at the recent Teacher Preview Night and annual Fashion Less Waste parade.  

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Jun 2011

innovations@austmus: July Speaker announced

This month's presentation: "Focus: It's hard, because.. hey look at that over there!" Mick Liubinskas from Pollenizer talks about startups on Thursday 7 July from 4pm at the Australian Museum. Read on to find out more and to book your spot - it's free! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jun 2011

innovations@austmus

The Webteam is launching a new initiative: innovations@austmus. Read on to find out more... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Jun 2011