Latest blog entries

What's in the Box - Refurbishment

Over the past 2 years we have been refurbishing some of our most popular boxes. We have just finished the Echidna and Platypus boxes and they look great.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Aug 2011

This week in fish: Steen and the Spookfish

The content of this post actually covers a little more than one week.  The addition of web content was interrupted last week because we spent four days in Townsville attending the 2011 Australian Society for Fish Biology annual conference and collections workshop.  There is a feast of fishy content listed below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2011

What Is Sustainability?

To be sustainable you don’t have to rush out and buy the latest solar cell technology to power your house, you can start very small scale.

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Jul 2011

You Want Me To...Be Subjective?

It’s not like they’re asking me to turn cartwheels down the exhibit halls, but feels strange.

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Jul 2011

Mistaken identity?

Which is the greater threat to bird biodiversity: the introduced Common Myna or the Australian native Noisy Miner? 

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jul 2011

Social Musings: The first month of a new plan

A report on the first (calendar) month of our new social media action plan...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Jul 2011

Introduction to Michelle DelCarlo, Audience Research Intern

Michelle comes to us from the University of Washington Museology Graduate Program in Seattle (USA), and will be interning in the Audience Research Unit for the next six weeks.

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Jul 2011

What is Museum 2 You

Welcome to the beginning of the Museum 2 You program, I just thought I’d drop in and introduce myself. I’m Jon, and I’m an Intern working on the project with Karen. I'm really excited to get this program up and running.

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Jul 2011

Fashion Less Waste parade 2011

For your inspiration: fashionable innovations in creative recycling...

By: Jenny Horder, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Jul 2011

Wallabies... of the rucking, mauling kind

A couple of walking, talking Wallabies (aka Australian Rugby Union players) visited the Museum...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Jul 2011