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Category: At The Museum

Mount Merapi: it’s Australia’s ‘fault’

Not all exhibitions at the Museum take months or years of planning. Sometimes we have a day!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Nov 2010

Collecting in the Blue Mountains

Live Exhibit staff ventured along the high ridges of the Blue Mountains National Park in order to collect some interesting live specimens for visitors to have the chance to photograph in My Photo Studio, part of the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Oct 2010

QR Codes at the Museum

This week at the Australian Museum we have decided to go down the QR Code lane and place some extra interaction on a few of the Museum's favourite specimens.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 19 Oct 2010

Banana-kids

This week, the Museum is opening Banana-kids – a small, experimental, mini-exhibition in our main temporary space.
 

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Oct 2010

Farewell to Henry the turtle

After two and a half years at the Australian Museum, Henry has resigned from his position as Krefft's Turtle, Emydura krefftii, in the Surviving Australia exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Quest for the perfect indoor pinhole camera

How do you create a pinhole camera that can be used inside a room with no windows or natural light and have the ability to demonstrate its own workings? 

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Dinosnore Feedback

Here's what one of our Australian Museum Members had to say about their Dinosnore experience.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Sep 2010

Kids and text in museums

What do kids think about museum text? Want to hear directly from them?

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Aug 2010

Front-end evaluation: Pacific Consultations

As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. Here's some of what they said.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 06 Aug 2010

Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop

The second Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop was held in Sydney on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2010. The workshop allowed museum exhibition and graphic designers to share sustainable design solutions with an emphasis on practical advice and case studies and including a focus on lighting innovations.

By: Gabrielle Tydd, Tim Ralph, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 May 2010