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Agile development for museums

We’ve been thinking lots about agile / rapid development models as we begin to delve into the wonderful world of apps. But, what is it and what does it mean for museums? 

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

Rare books come up for air

When we talk about ‘objects’ we don’t just mean dinosaur skeletons, taxidermied animals or gemstones...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Jurassic Lounge tweets

At the final Jurassic Lounge for the season last night there were an amazing array of tweets. Here's some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Whale Shark in Botany Bay - April 2011

A friend just called me to say that she had heard that a Whale Shark was swimming in Botany Bay.  "No way" was my initial reaction. Apparently members of the Abyss Scuba Diving encountered the fish this morning and have posted images on their Facebook account.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Apr 2011

Short notes from Transformations Conference

Here are my quick notes from this conference held in Melbourne on 14-15 April.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Apr 2011

This week in Fish: Lots of sharks and Fin Forensics

It has been a 'sharky week' with the addition of images showing a shark bite on a horse (really!), a Prickly Dogfish, and wounds inflicted on larger fishes by Cookiecutter Sharks.  Rebecca Johnson from our Genetics Unit deserves another cheer for her TV appearance on Catalyst.  Thank you as always to all contributors and to the increasing number of people who are adding comments.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2011

Old Spirit House

Behind the doors of the old Spirit House.

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

Linkasaurus #6

'Curated' for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Apr 2011

Asparagus fern on Lord Howe Island

The earliest known photo showing the noxious weed Asparagus fern growing on Lord Howe Island in 1923.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Apr 2011

Our oldest display case

Next week we begin a project to conserve and re-interpret the heritage crocodile case and its contents on Level 2.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Apr 2011