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This week in Fish: Bold Movies

It's a mixed bag of fishes this week; from a small tropical pipefish to a fiddler ray from cooler southern waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2013

Pinning interest in museums

The interest in Pinterest is not waning. What can Pinterest do for museums? What can museums do with Pinterest?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Apr 2013

Tanks for the Memories: A New Home for our Fish Collection

Sharks, crocs and even a baby rhino... thousands of our large 'wet specimens' were moved into new homes recently.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 02 Apr 2013

This week in Fish: Monster Fish Move

It's been a huge week!  An important new paper on the fauna of Sydney Harbour was published and all the monster-sized fishes were moved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2013

The Opera House Barkcloth

One of the Museum's biggest objects is so big that we have never seen all of it at once.

By: Colin Macgregor, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2013

Elizabeth Pope - Zoologist

From Scientific Assistant to Deputy Director.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Mar 2013

8 April: Meet the team (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Join us as we travel to the end of the earth to unravel some of nature’s mysteries!

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: A New Reference Group

As custodians of one of the largest and most significant Pacific collections in the world, we're committed to engaging Pacific Communities.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

Sydney Harbour - 3000 species and counting!

Quick quiz ... how many species of animals live in Sydney Harbour? Do you know where those animals live?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

Natural science conservator, Silvia Da Rocha, awarded ICON internship

Australian Museum natural science conservator Silvia Da Rocha has been awarded the prestigious ICON internship for young conservators. 

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013