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By Author: Vanessa Finney

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Three weeks to opening night

A chance to reflect on the process, now that it is only three weeks until the Scott sisters exhibition opens on 3rd September.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2011

Inside out

The case has been flipped over, revealing that it was originally on castors.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Aug 2011

Moving the crocodile

With the glass removed from the front of the crocodile case, yesterday preparators and conservators moved the giant crocodile out of the case.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Aug 2011

Crocodile case is on the move

Is the crocodile case too big and fragile to move?

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Aug 2011

'Splendidly stuffed'

The Australian Museum purchased three crocodiles in 1879. The first came to the Museum in July from showman William Cash.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2011

A trip to Ash Island

Recently I took a field trip to Ash Island in the Hunter estuary where the Scott sisters lived, painted and collected for more than 20 years from 1846.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

More crocodile case restoration

It's been a few weeks since I last posted on this, but the crocodile case restoration continues.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

Snake models from the crocodile case

These beautiful and fragile plaster casts were made by Museum preparatory staff in 1894.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011