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Museum2you on the road

Museum2you programs and events across NSW are paving the way to a healthier planet.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Ornate Eagle Ray

Until this week I had never heard of Aetomylaeus vespertilio.  It's such an impressive fish I'm not likely to forget it.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed their images and movies.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Aug 2012

A Grasshopper Leaps Out From the Pages of History

When Technical Officer Jacquie Resci asked Research Associate Jean Weiner to relocate the foreign grasshoppers inside the Museum's Entomology Collection, she didn't expect him to find an unusual specimen with a very unusual history. Jacquie explains...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Aug 2012

Desirable Specimens

Recent work on the papers of William Henry Hargaves conducted by the Museum’s Rapid Digitisation Project volunteers – has highlighted the intriguing life and times of William Henry Hargraves.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Hard-Drinking Atomgoby

This week was the week of the Hard-Drinking Atomgoby.  Say no more ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2012

Boat People # 2

From Headhunting to the Festival of Arts: War canoe from the Solomon Islands: E23373

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2012

Social Musings: Stories from July

What's been happening on the Museum's Facebook and Twitter accounts? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in some of our more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Aug 2012

Dissecting Microscope donated to Marine Invertebrates

Thanks to the generosity of a donor to the Australian Museum Foundation, the Marine Invertebrates group has been able to upgrade equipment by purchasing two new dissecting microscopes.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 14 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Packing and interview

It was packing week.  Amanda and Sally have worked hard to amass all the gear required for our upcoming trip to Timor Leste.  More on that topic to come.  Mark's interview with Radio Eastside is now online. As to 'fishy stuff', there was plenty of it.  Thank you all for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Aug 2012

Fashion Less Waste 2012 awards announced

The judges have made their decisions...

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Aug 2012