Explore, the news and events magazine of the Australian Museum and Australian Museum Members, is published biannually.

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Editor Alice Gage

Design Sam Wilson

Production Jenny Hooker


Views expressed are not necessarily those of the Museum.

We welcome your feedback, comments and enquiries. Email the editor at alice.gage@australian.museum


Contents

4 – What’s on

5 – From the Director & CEO

6 – Museum News

10 – Project Discover
Creating a world-class museum

13 – New acquisition
Balun Gilamahla (The River Journey)

14 – The evolution of giants
What we can learn from ancient whale fossils

16 – Arabian nights
An expedition to uncover the treasures of Oman’s depths

20 – By the book
Confronting the history of the collection

22 – Capturing Nature
The pioneering art and science of museum photography

31 – New acquisition
A rare crocoite gemstone

32 – Making a mark
The emergence of tattooing in the Pacific

35 – New acquisition
The beetle everyone thought was extinct

38 – Around the Museum