Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Posted May 08, 2018 10:39:47 Photo: The Wotjulum frog, sometimes called crazy chicken because of its call, is found across northern WA. (Flickr: eyeweed/CCO) The rain has arrived in south-western Australia and researchers are hoping to mobilise citizen scientists to help track the health of local frogs using a smartphone …

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

Updated April 29, 2018 15:47:41 Photo: An art historian alerted the museum some of its works might be forgeries. (Etienne Terrus via Wikimedia Commons) A museum in France that paid $256,000 for 82 works it believed were painted by Etienne Terrus, has discovered they are fakes. The Terrus museum in …

Myilly Point museum plans scrapped following public outcry about $50m spend

Myilly Point museum plans scrapped following public outcry about $50m spend

Posted April 22, 2018 10:52:34 Photo: The axing of the museum plans will see millions redirected into a city revitalisation program. (Supplied: HC Blechynden) Public outcry about the $50 million price tag for a new museum has seen the NT Government pull the plug on the project, while also committing …

Museum Dance-Off sees curators cut loose with moves unlikely to gain much street cred

Museum Dance-Off sees curators cut loose with moves unlikely to gain much street cred

Updated April 20, 2018 07:36:32 External Link: Canberra curators take a ‘Step Back In Time’ as part of the Museum Dance-Off Related Story: Phar Lap busts a move in Museum Victoria dance-off video Librarians, archivists, curators and sound technicians are not normally associated with busting a move, but staff from …

Objects of Islamic faith and culture explored in new National Museum of Australia exhibition

Objects of Islamic faith and culture explored in new National Museum of Australia exhibition

Updated April 20, 2018 14:15:34 Photo: Dala’il al-Khayrat (Guidelines to Blessings) By Abu Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sulayman-al-Jazuli Ottomon, Turkey, 19th Century. (Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah Museum Authority, 2006_2181) Embroidered textiles from Uzbekistan, musical instruments from Morocco and a horse saddle from North Africa are all part of a …

Museum tries to locate family of WWI soldier Mick Ward after buying his suitcase at auction

Museum tries to locate family of WWI soldier Mick Ward after buying his suitcase at auction

Updated April 17, 2018 15:19:24 Photo: A small bottle of soil is among the items found in a suitcase belonging to WWI soldier Mick Ward. (ABC News: Connie Agius) When a team from Museums Victoria bought an old suitcase at auction in 2016, they opened it to reveal a collection …

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Posted April 12, 2018 18:42:08 Video: Powerhouse relocation proposal is ‘crazy’ (ABC News) Related Story: Powerhouse Museum’s future still unclear as Parramatta move confirmed Related Story: Former premier could be pressed in probe over Powerhouse move A water engineer has issued a warning over the plan to relocate the Powerhouse …

Eureka democracy museum closes with future unclear for exhibits not associated with 1854 rebellion

Eureka democracy museum closes with future unclear for exhibits not associated with 1854 rebellion

Posted April 02, 2018 11:18:11 Photo: The Quilt of Hope was created by mothers with red doves signifying those lost to suicide. (ABC Ballarat: Charlotte King) A national museum that houses the original Eureka flag has closed its doors just five years after the multi-million dollar project was established. The …

Busselton Museum ravaged as fire tears through top floor, destroying valuable relics

Busselton Museum ravaged as fire tears through top floor, destroying valuable relics

Updated March 28, 2018 19:57:47 Photo: It is not known as yet what sparked the blaze. (ABC News: Anthony Pancia.) A large number of irreplaceable historical artefacts, including the first television set to arrive in Busselton, have been lost in a fire at the West Australian town’s museum. The blaze …

NT Government picks Alice Springs CBD site for Indigenous museum, despite expert advice

NT Government picks Alice Springs CBD site for Indigenous museum, despite expert advice

Posted March 23, 2018 18:21:52 Photo: The location has been announced for a proposed $150m indigenous art museum, but the funding sources have not. (Supplied: Jack Bullen) The NT Government has ignored the advice of an expert report it commissioned and announced that a proposed $150 million Indigenous art museum …