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Editor Alice Gage

Design Sam Wilson

Production Jenny Hooker

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  • 4 – What's on
  • 5 – From the Director
    The future health of our environment is in our hands
  • 7 – Preserving the art of science
    Meet the recipients of the inaugural Australian Museum Scientific Illustration Scholarship
  • 8 – Whales Tohora come to the AM
    Fran Dorey gives us a taste of this upcoming exhibition about the giants of the deep
  • 10 – Citizens rise!
    The Australian Museum's citizen science projects are helping change the world for the better, writes Alice Gage
  • 18 – Climate in the Anthropocene
    Professor Mike Hulme of the University of Cambridge explores our evolving notion of climate
  • 20 – Every skerrick of Eric
    Gabriel Wilder pieces together the story of Australia’s most complete pliosaur
  • 22 – Access all areas
    How the Australian Museum is creating social change through inclusion, writes Gabriel Wilder
  • 24 – First of their kind
    The Australian Museum's type specimens
  • 28 – Blood and bone
    Australian Museum Research Institute scientist Dr Sandy Ingleby describes the evolving art of cleaning a whale carcass
  • 31 – Behind the screens
    Digital interactives in the Westpac Long Gallery are opening doors to once-closed collections
  • 32 – Out of their shells
    Louise Schwartzkoff meets the Australian Museum’s mollusc experts
  • 35 – Welcoming David Armstrong
    Peter Munro interviews the new President of the Australian Museum Trust
  • 37 – News