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The not-so-gentle art of stuffing

Taxidermy has evolved from the days when animal skins were filled with straw and has a long history of experimentation and innovation

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2013

A shopping list from 1897

You may never look at a financial report in the same way again.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2013

ALIVE Youth Conference

We went out to the ALIVE Youth conference to show the students some of the Australian Museum's environmental and sustainability programs.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Feb 2013

DigiVol portal: Volunteer from home

Become a virtual volunteer from your home with the Australian Museum on any day or at any time.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Feb 2013

This week in Fish: Sarah studies Sharks

This week saw the arrival of Brazilian shark worker Sarah Viana. Sarah is with us for two weeks and is 'up to her armpits' in dogfishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Feb 2013

A Remarkable Contributor

Dr George Henry Abbott contributed a remarkable 25 years as a Trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2013

Ornithological Moments

A photographer's notes from a survey for the conservation of Australian robins in western NSW.

By: Stuart Humphreys, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

This week in Fish: Death defying Cleanerfish

Here's the last 7 days of fishy action.  As always, many thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: Waitangi Festival Celebrations

Taking artifacts to the young and offering cultural information sessions and workshops.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

Cultural Collections celebrate Waitangi Day

This important day for New Zealanders was also an important chance for our Cultural Collections staff to engage with the community.

By: Dion Peita, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Ms Thelma Thomas, Keren Ruki, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013