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Category: Museullaneous

In our hands

The new year is always a good time to revisit past goals and realise that it's up to us to make the change we'd like to see around us.

By: Kim McKay, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jan 2018

The story of baby Lyuba

How did Lyuba, a 42,000 year-old baby mammoth journey from the Siberian Ice Age to her current location on display at the Australian Museum? 

By: Melinda Ham, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Dec 2017

Sculptor of the dead

Not for the faint of heart, Preparator Katrina McCormick talks taxidermy and skeleton prep at the Australian Museum. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2017

Growing food to building exhibitions – a colorful journey

The Museum’s magnificent heritage streetscape easily detracts from the triangular shaped brick building behind the Yurong Street wall.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2017

AMplify ep 37: Live at the AM – Journeying to Jordan

Journey to the ancient Middle Eastern cities of Pella, Petra and Jerash with a seasoned archaeologist as your guide.

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

The 2000s - Mr Blobby and the Information Superhighway

 With a face only a mother could love.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Sep 2017

1990s: Museum scientists are always on the lookout for interesting new discoveries

 The first step towards successful conservation is to know the creature exists.

By: Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Sep 2017

1980's: Repatriation - a significant step towards the future

 In 1981 Anthropologists celebrated the ‘return to Vanuatu of an important ceremonial slit drum … one of only five surviving in the world’.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2017

1970s: Reaching Out

 ‘What’s got four wheels, is stuffed with life and provides an important service to the community?’

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Aug 2017

1960s: The Times They Are A Changing

Bob Dylan’s famous anthem ‘The times they are a changin’ recorded in 1963 – wasn’t about the Australian Museum but it could have been.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Aug 2017