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Category: Museullaneous

1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors

A handsome new sandstone building on William Street next to Hyde Park, the Australian Museum was the place to be seen in 1850s Sydney.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 31: Live at the AM — 2017 Eureka Prizes Launch

A live panel discussion with former Eureka Prize winners, hosted by Robyn Williams.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2017

Up Against It: William Sheridan Wall

Australian Museum Curator William Sheridan Wall battled illness, poverty, poor equipment, dying animals, even bushrangers. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 30: Live at the AM - Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe deconstructs over-simplified portrayals of Indigenous life and the discoveries of this country's first people.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 29: Live at the AM - Should We Fear Spiders?

What are the symptoms and treatments for spider bites? Is our fear of spiders evolutionary or cultural? Can Arachnophobia be cured?  

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

THE RASCALLY BIRD STUFFER

Ex-convict John William Roach could not be trusted with taxidermy. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

A National Treasure

How 'Eric' the opalised pliosaur made his way into the Australian Museum hall of fame. 

By: Dr Yong Yi Zhen, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Apr 2017

Tiny discovery, big news

Citizen scientist and peacock spider enthusiast Stuart Harris’s latest find proves there’s still a lot to learn about these tiny arachnids.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 28: Dr Jenny Newall

Pacific Collection specialist Dr Jenny Newall joins the AM team fresh from her work with the American Museum of Natural History.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Mar 2017

Celebrating 190 years

190 years ago today the concept of a museum in Sydney was endorsed. It was to be Australia's first museum. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Mar 2017