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Our oldest display case

Next week we begin a project to conserve and re-interpret the heritage crocodile case and its contents on Level 2.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Apr 2011

App ideas

Yesterday’s Jurassic Lounge was –yet again a great night out. You guys enjoyed the music, explored the exhibitions, got Birds-of-Paradise-face paintings... and... Gave us some great feedback!
If the museum would develop a Jurassic Lounge app.. What information would it contain? And what would it look like? Here’s what you had to say...

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Apr 2011

(Un)Still Life

Found: a young artist in the Birds of Paradise crowd.  

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Apr 2011

Fin forensics and the fish collection

The Australian Museum's Dr Rebecca Johnson appeared in the Catalyst Fin Forensics story on 7 April 2011. The show focused on the the practice of shark finning and highlighted how the museum's Genetics Unit were instrumental in a successful legal prosecution.  The Australian Museum's 'fishos' were also delighted to see some excellent footage of the Fish collection that appeared in the story.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Apr 2011

Mysterious? Adventurous? Muddy?

To prepare for an exhibition next year we recently conducted a frontend survey about the topic “deep ocean”. This research was conducted using Survey Monkey, an online survey tool, and after two weeks 792 people had responded.

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Apr 2011

Plunging the depths of the deep ocean

Asking questions is what we do in Audience Research. We do it for lots of reasons, and all of them deepen or broaden our understanding of what we are researching. How fitting then that we recenlty conducted research about the deep ocean.

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Apr 2011

What you had to say about the deep ocean

In the recent deep ocean frontend survey people were asked the two questions below. Variety is the spice of life!

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: At The Museum, Date: 11 Apr 2011

This week in Fish: undescribed anglerfish and bellowsfish

This week I was delighted to add two beautiful images of the undescribed 'Bare Island' anglerfish. Also added were a 'new species' for the site, the Little Bellowsfish plus some great images of a Common Galaxias and a Scribbled Unicornfish from remote Middleton Reef. From closer to home, the Horned Blenny makes an ever-so-cute appearance. As always, thank you to all contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Apr 2011

Linkasaurus! #5

Museum-in-a-car, a behind-the-scenes exhibition, label-free objects and more...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Apr 2011

Grounding Digital Information Trends Part 2

What do online trends mean for the future role of a museum? More from Kristen Purcell, at Museums and the Web 2011.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Apr 2011