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By Author: Alice Gage

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Oron Catts

World-renowned innovator at the intersection of science, nature and art, Oron Catts asks: what is life?

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jul 2018

Citizens rise!

The Australian Museum’s citizen science projects are helping change the world for the better.

By: Alice Gage, Category: explore, Date: 20 Jun 2018

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Mike Hulme

Hear Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge, unravel how different human cultures give shape and meaning to the idea of climate.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Jun 2018

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Deborah Bird Rose

In this podcast, Deborah Bird Rose (UNSW) examines how humans, animals and the landscape intersect in the face of environmental crisis.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 May 2018

Treasures podcast ep 8: Life in the freezer

In our final episode, Charles and Kim uncover the stories behind objects used in Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions. 

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2018

Treasures podcast ep 7: The platypus rug and the lyre bird

Kim McKay and Charles Wooley ponder the beautiful platypus rug and what it tells us about the changing attitudes towards our native fauna.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 6: The pestle that changed the world

The influence of this simple stone object stretched all the way to the Pacific, where this story takes a sudden, violent twist.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 5: The last tiger

Charles Wooley reveals the tragic tale of the death of the last wild thylacine.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 4: The strange obsessions of Australia’s greatest crab collector

In the 1940s, naturalist Mel Ward created the Gallery of Natural History and Native Art in the Blue Mountains, exhibiting some 25,000 crabs.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 3: Charles Darwin and the curator’s chair

In 1874, Museum Curator Gerard Krefft espoused Darwin’s theory of evolution. The Board of Trustees were less than impressed.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2018