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Category: Museullaneous

1910s: Allan McCulloch - A New Breed of Scientist for the 20th Century

 On his recruitment application for war service in 1918 the only address that 32 year-old Allan McCulloch cited was the ‘Australian Museum’.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jun 2017

Meet Darren the Diprotodon!

It's never easy being the (really, really old) new guy, but 'Darren' our new fossilised Diprotodon already feels like part of the family.  

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2017

1900s: King of the Beasts – Sculpture Taxidermy at the Australian Museum

When entering the recently refurbished Australian Museum in 1910, even the seasoned visitor might have stopped in their tracks.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jun 2017

Spiders: Myth or Fact?

Is Daddy-long-legs really the most venomous spiders in the world? Are spiders faster than humans? Do all spiders bite? Let's find out.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jun 2017

1890s: Charles Hedley - upstart colonial?

 It could have all gone horribly wrong....

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Loopy or what?

Another bizarre creature identified by our experts in Search and Discover. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Where have all the spiders gone?

Dreading winter? Just be glad you're not a spider. 

By: Martyn Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 May 2017

1880s: Where it all began - AM's long history with Lord Howe Island

This year, Museum scientists revisted the site where its first scientific field survey was conducted 130 years ago — Lord Howe Island.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2017

AMplify ep 32: Gillian Scott

CEO Kim McKay chats Egyptology, spiders and traveling the world with Gillian Scott, AM's Manager, Exhibitions.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2017

1870s: Australian born and bred

Edward Pierson Ramsay was only in his thirties when he became the first Australian-born curator of the AM on 22 September, 1874.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2017