• Museullaneous

    How to be clever on Facebook

    For the most part, coporate/museum Facebook pages are pretty much the same: conversations among visitors or inserted opinons. However, there are those out there that are coming up with clever ways of engaging with their audience, you just have to do a lot of sifting. How could we apply these idea

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    Digital Heritage Students Lecture

    Notes from a talk given for students studying digital heritage at the University of Western Sydney.

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    Knowing the Collections audit report

    There have been various media stories in the past few days concerning the Museum's collections. These stories relate to the recommendations of the Audit Office of NSW in the report Knowing the Collections: Australian Museum, released on 1 September 2010. Read on for further clarification and info

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    How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 2 - the day

    The second post about designing an exhibit. Twenty students and their teachers arrived on 23 August to help the Museum design their up and coming Birds of Paradise exhibit. What a wonderful day for all of us! Read on to find out what happened during the workshop.

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    How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 1

    Two schools recently joined the Australian Museum in helping design the up and coming exhibition Birds of Paradise. This was the first day we met with the schools, and being new myself, I was excited to see what the students thought about the coming workshop.

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    Ask a curator...1 September 2010

    Wednesday 1 September is not only the beginning of Spring (or Fall if you're in the wrong end of the hemisphere), it's international "Ask a curator..." day!

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    Life and Death Under the Pharaohs 1998 Evaluation

    Here's a summary of findings from the Life and Death Under the Pharaohs 1998 exhibition evaluation

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    Life Beyond the Tomb Exhibition Evaluation 2005

    Here's a summary of findings from the Life Beyond the Tomb 2005 exhibition evaluation

  • Science

    Frill Shark in Japan

    The Frill Shark normally lives in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m. This fish was filmed alive (although most likely moribund) by Japanese divers.

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    Megamouth Shark movie

    The movie shows an underwater encounter with a rare Megamouth Shark.

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    Fantastic fish feeding footage

    After adding the BBC Life footage of Sailfish feeding to the site last week, Tom Rayner suggested that I look at 'The Last Sardine'.

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    BBC Life - Convict Fish footage

    Convict Fish dig extensive tunnel networks from which huge numbers of striped juveniles emerge. This spectacular footage from the BBC Life series showcases the species.

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    BBC Life - Flyingfish footage

    If you are a fish, one of the most effective ways to avoid a predator must be to leave the water. Fishes have evolved different strategies to do just that, but few manage to do so as spectacularly as the flyingfishes. It is not uncommon to see a fish glide up to 200 m.

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    BBC Life - Sailfish feeding

    This amazing underwater footage shows an aggregation of Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, feeding on a school of baitfish.

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    Oil Spills and Plastic

    12 connections between oil spills and plastics