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Category: Museullaneous

What a Star!

Six-year-old Julian Perros has raised $620 to help fight the devastating impacts of the Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. 

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

VIP: Very Important Phasmid

Introducing a Very Important Phasmid, now rehoused at Melbourne Zoo thanks to the efforts on an AM led expedition to Balls Pyramid.

By: Rohan Cleave (Melbourne Zoo), Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2017

1860s: A Naturalist's Legacy

Throughout the 1860s the Australian Museum was led by its formidable, but ill-fated German born curator — Gerard Krefft.

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

1850s: The Australian Museum opens its doors on William Street

With 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

1840s: 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

1830s: The Rascally Bird Stuffer

Once 'collector and preserver of specimens', the Museum's early taxidermist decided to branch out.  

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