Latest blog entries

Artefact Conservators at work

What are our Conservation staff up to this week?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 03 Jun 2011

New Live Exhibits in Kidspace: Green Tree Frogs

Some of the Museum's Green Tree Frogs are hopping out of Surviving Australia and setting up a new pad in Kidspace.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Jun 2011

Follow up with Dr Sandy Ingleby

We caught up with Dr Sandy Ingleby, manager of the mammals collection after she had collected the sperm whale jaw from Sydney’s Newport Beach.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jun 2011

Winny goes on a Road Trip

Our beloved muttaburrasaurus puppet hitches a ride to Albury!

By: Claire Farrugia, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Jun 2011

Kermadec Update

Mark is no longer bobbing around the Kermadec Islands (half way between New Zealand and Tonga), he's arrived back on land. I'm sure he'll have some amazing stories to share with us all. Until then here are two great fish videos and a picture we were able to get our hands on thanks to the Auckland Museum.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2011

An App for Museum Conservators?

The following question has been asked on Twitter: "Answers in <240 characters, please! RT: @thesherrin: What would a iPad app for conservators do, or what would they want it to do? #mtogo". I asked one of our Conservators, Sheldon, what he thought... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2011

Making research accessible

I recently attended an interesting workshop on how the humanities, arts and social sciences research sector (or HASS research sector for the sake of brevity) and the natural sciences sector might learn from each other in how to do better research.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 May 2011

What's in the Box - National Parks

We are developing a new Museum in a Box with the NSW National parks and Wildlife Service

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 May 2011

What's in the box - Alaska

Alaska may seem a long way away, but with new technology we are able to share information and talk face to face.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 May 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