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Category: Museullaneous

AMplify ep 21: Live Night Talk on Asaro Mud Masks from Papua New Guinea

A distinguished panel explore the cultural significance and museum acquisition of Asaro Mud Men Masks.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Digivol scans 40-year-old slides of spiders

Check out some of the beautiful images of the AM arachnology slide collection scanned by DigiVol volunteers.

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

WeDigBio 2016

WeDigBio is a 4-day event that engages citizen scientists worldwide to help digitise specimens held in natural history collections.

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

Imogen walks in her forefather’s footsteps.

Walking through the rooms lived in by her ancestor William Sheridan Wall, delighted 12 year old Imogen Fennessy.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2016

DigiVol: From Glass plate negatives to Digital images

DigiVol has taken digital images of prints of some of the Australian Museum’s large collection of glass plate negatives.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Oct 2016

In the field: Asaro Mud Men Clay Mask Acquisition project

AM Collections Officer Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman takes us high into the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea to meet the Asaro Mud Men.

By: Mrs Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Sep 2016

The tale of four sunfish

Over an extraordinary four week period in late 1882, four rare giant sunfish were captured in Sydney waters.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Sep 2016

Who framed the memo?

A little bit of the early history of the Archives and Records area

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Sep 2016

What is an Asaro Mud Mask?

The Australian Museum has commissioned the creation of five Asaro Mud Masks to be held in the Cultural Collection.

By: Michael Mel, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2016

AMplify: Episode 19, Steven Alderton

CEO Kim McKay in conversation with Director of Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections Steven Alderton.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2016