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Category: Museullaneous

Sir David Attenborough becomes Lifetime Patron

Today world-renowned naturalist and global treasure Sir David Attenborough paid a visit to the Australian Museum.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2017

A case of mistaken identity

Egyptian artefact or plaster-covered tin can? AM's Materials Conservation team uncovers an elaborate fake. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Jan 2017

How to Move a Whale

Moving a giant whale skeleton is serious business at the AM. AM’s Natural Sciences Conservator Sheldon Teare fills us in on what it takes.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Dec 2016

Former National School Building

 Discovering the little known story of the historic gem, the Former National School Building.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Dec 2016

AMplify ep 24: Professor Tim Flannery

AM CEO and Director Kim McKay AO in conversation with explorer, scientist and 2007 Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2016

AMplify ep 23: Dr Robin Torrence

AM Anthropologist Dr Robin Torrence chats with Kim McKay about her research on the function of ancient material on peoples’ daily lives.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

Do Spiders like music?

Surprising spiders from our Rare Books collection.

By: Adria Castellucci, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

DigiVol spotlight on the nudibranch research of Dr Bill Rudman

DigiVol recently scanned new slides from the extensive collection of this AM malacology trailblazer.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2016

AMplify ep 22: Catherine Timbrell, Exhibition Producer of Spiders – Alive & Deadly

How do you help people learn to love one of the most reviled creatures? Catherine Timbrell talks to Kim McKay about the creation of Spiders.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Nov 2016

The Black Death

The Bubonic Plague terrified Sydney in the early 20th century.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2016