• Museullaneous

    The Museum Experience: Twenty years on

    I am honoured to have been asked to do a (re)read of the famous Falk and Dierking 1992 book The Museum Experience in anticipation of a revised version. Given the nature of change in our world and the ways I report on stuff I decided I'll blog about it as I go. Wish me luck!

  • At The Museum

    The Winny Show January 2011

    Winny is back from fat camp and ready to thrill our visitors with her January show! 

  • Museullaneous

    41 ways museums are using social and tech to engage audiences

    41 Ways Museums Are Merging Social and Tech to Engage Audiences - a great blog post that summarises the latest global museum activity in this space.

  • At The Museum

    From Drop Bears to Vampire Frogs

    Our 'breaking news' display has changed from featuring the elusive Drop Bear to the newly discovered and fabulously named amphibian species, the Vampire Flying Frog. We kid you not!

  • At The Museum

    Breeding of Fraser's Rainforest Snail

    Slightly larger than a Common Garden Snail, Fraser's Rainforest Snail, Sphaerospira fraseri, is a native species of land snail that inhabits wet forested habitat of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

  • Museullaneous

    Urban Biodiversity and the City of Sydney

    Biodiversity is a crucial factor in the environmental, social and cultural health of a city. Biodiversity in the City of Sydney’s area has declined because of urban development – buildings and roads have taken away some of the habitat that used to provide a home for plants and animals

  • At The Museum

    Should we celebrate Australia Day?

    On the 23rd January 2011, at 2.30pm, the Museum will host an Australia Day Debate. You can listen to our speakers, Sam Watson and Nigel Parbury, debate whether the 26th January is the most appropriate date to celebrate our national identity. You will also have the opportunity to ask them your own

  • At The Museum

    What is From the Floor?

    From the Floor is a blog all about the programs we run at the Museum's College Street site.

  • Science

    Two bark paintings on loan at MCA exhibition

    Two bark paintings from the Australian Museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection are currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney at the overview exhibition of work by Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO.

  • Science

    Fabulous Fijian singers visit the Pacific collections

    On December 7th a group of young Fijians came to visit our Fijian collections, and as a thank-you this group, The Redemption Singers, performed for everyone in the museum's Atrium where their amazing voices filled the whole museum!

  • At The Museum

    In the news - December

    A couple of interesting news stories have raised the interest of the exhibitions and web teams over the last few days - Dinosaurs, and Drop Bears.

  • Lifelong Learning

    Australia Day Debate in January 2011

    On the 23rd January 2011, at 2.30pm, the Museum will host an Australia Day Debate. You can listen to the speakers, Sam Watson and Nigel Parbury, debate whether the 26th January is the most appropriate date to celebrate our national identity. You will also have the opportunity to ask them you

  • Lifelong Learning

    Koori Art Expressions exhibition launch

    The Koori Art Expressions exhibition was launched by dignitaries at the Australian Museum on the 1st December 2010. The exhibition will be open until 31st January 2011.

  • Science

    Green Turtle demolishes BBQ area

    A Green Turtle has laid her eggs in the middle of the Research Station's beach barbecue area.

  • At The Museum

    Museum Mystery of the Week!

    Can you guess what our obscure looking museum exhibit is in 'Museum Mystery of the Week'?