• Museullaneous

    Dr Sandy talks whales

    Dr Sandy Ingelby, Manager of Mammalogy, shares how the Museum will be involved in the collection and disposal of the sperm whale specimen recently found on the rocks of Sydney’s Newport Beach.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Pineapplefish and Surf Sardine

    It was a short but action-packed week.  The highlights were adding an image of the Whale Shark sighted last week in Botany Bay and a movie of dolphins (I know they are not fish) off Manly.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

  • Museullaneous

    Diving in deep oceans, with the whole family!

    A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Search & Discover, talking to family’s about our upcoming exhibition on deep oceans...  

  • Museullaneous

    Mobile is transforming everyday shopping

    So says the latest research from Google - "The Constantly Connected Consumer".

  • Museullaneous

    Linkasaurus #7

    What's the point of a museum website? Or a museum wikipedia page? Or a museum truck?

  • Museullaneous

    My impressions from TCC11

    I attended the Transformations in Cultural Communictaion Conference the other week. The aim of this year's conference was to “... draw together leading researchers and professionals to explore the tangible ways in which social media can engage culturally diverse audiences”. Here's

  • Museullaneous

    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.

  • Science

    Dolphins at Manly

    Swimming with dolphins has to be high on the wish list for many people.  Gaetan Guilhon had the very good fortune to do just that at Manly Beach, Sydney, on a lovely April morning in 2011.   The footage shows a pod of about 50 Common Dolphins, Delphinus delphis.  Plea

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Whale Shark sighting

    During the week we reported on a Whale Shark sighting in Botany Bay.  Teagan Marzullo visited to examine the spines of rays in the collection and a small 'Querying the site' image gallery was added.  Of course there were also plenty of new images added.  Thank you to everyone who c

  • Museullaneous

    Pacific land alienation

    Land alienation is a problem not just in Papua New Guinea but across Melanesia, and it has the potential to have a catastrophic affect on Melanesian society, according to one of the region's most experienced anthropologists, Museum Research Associate Kirk Huffman.

  • Museullaneous

    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? 

  • Science

    Rare books come up for air

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

  • At The Museum

    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.

  • Science

    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.

  • Museullaneous

    Short notes from Transformations Conference

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