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What's in the Box - 2011 wrap up

2011 has been a great year for Museum in a Box®. Over 550 boxes were sent out to schools and community groups across NSW and beyond.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Dec 2011

This week in Fish: 2011 - it was a big year!

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the fish site throughout the year.  Permission to use images and movies was granted by 87 people. I've compiled a short summary, below, of what you have made possible.  So, thank you and best wishes for a happy, safe (and fishy) 2012.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Dec 2011

Wave Energy Technology: Greek sea goddess CETO to the rescue

Named after a Greek sea goddess, CETO is a wave energy technology that converts ocean swells into zero-emission electricity and zero-emission desalinated freshwater.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Dec 2011

This week in Fish: First live photos of a Monte Bello Seahorse

We added some great new content this week and are excited to show images of a Monte Bello Seahorse. These may be the first underwater photos of the species. As always, thank you to everyone who contributed and best wishes to all our 'fish friends' for the Festive Season.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2011

Behind DangerOz: Working with Android

We have just released our DangerOz app for Android! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Dec 2011

Should museums be more like magazines?

Is the magazine approach to content production a useful model for museums?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Balinese Women Artists: Collecting their Stories and Paintings

Balinese Paintings: collaborative research - Siobhan Campbell - Sydney University, & Stan Florek - Australian Museum - October 2011.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Michael Sharland

We are about to start a project to digitise and transcribe the Nature Diaries of ornithologist, journalist and environmentalist Michael Sharland.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

Promos, exhibitions and happy holidays

We have been checking out some of the clever promos and e-cards from our colleagues. Here's a range of cool ones... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2011

The Octopus and the 'Living Fossil': Closer Than We Thought

Q&A with the Museum biologist who helped answer an enduring question about the family tree of the second largest group of animals on earth: molluscs.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Dec 2011