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  • 15 Feb 2016

    Diamonds to Dinosaurs

    Watch this video to find out about the history of the Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery.

    Transcript Alex Bevan

    My name is Alex Bevan, I am Head of  Earth and Planetary Sciences and Curator of Minerals and Meteorites.

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  • 11 Feb 2016

    Katta Djinoong #faveobjects

    WA Museum New Museum Project Creative Director Bliss Jensen’s #faveobjects at the WA Museum – Perth are the Kimberley points. The points were on display in the Katta Djinoong gallery.

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  • Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery

    10 Feb 2016

    Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery Decant

    The Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery is currently being decanted, the process having starting in the first week of February 2016. The decant is being overseen by Alex Bevan, who is the Head of Department, Earth and Planetary Science, and Curator of Mineralogy and Meteorites at the Western Australian Museum.

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  • 10 Feb 2016

    Carnotaurus Timelapse

    Watch this timelapse video to see our Carnotaurus being moved out of the Western Australian Museum - Perth Foyer for transportation to the CRC in Welshpool.

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  • 4 Feb 2016

    On The Move II

    The Carnotaurus at the WA Museum – Perth is being moved to safe storage at the WA Museum Collections and Research Centre in preparation for the New Museum for WA.

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  • 4 Feb 2016

    On The Move

    Our Carnotaurus ‘Betty’ was moved from the Perth site and taken to the WA Museum Collections and Research Centre for safe storage as we prepare for the New Museum for WA.

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  • FameLab

    1 Feb 2016

    FameLab

    Image copyright FameLab

    Attention early-career researchers!

    The British Council is looking for passionate scientists, engineers and mathematicians with a peer-reviewed discovery and a flair for public engagement to compete in its international science communication competition, FameLab.

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    Western Australian Museum

  • A taxidermied specimen (American Bison) on display behind a glass case in the Mammal Gallery

    25 Jan 2016

    The Mammal Gallery

    The Western Australian Museum are getting ready to build a New Museum for Western Australia, and an initial step in this process is to decant the thousands of specimens and objects from the WA Museum – Perth into safe storage at the Collections and Research Centre (CRC) in Welshpool. This article explores the history and decant of the Mammal Gallery, with insights from Western Australian Museum Mammology Dr Kenny Travouillon.

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  • Spider

    18 Jan 2016

    The role of DNA in species discovery

    To the surprise of some, most of the earth’s biodiversity remains undiscovered and undescribed. In 2011, Camilo Mora and colleagues calculated there are approximately 8.7 million eukaryotic species on earth (eukaryotes are those organisms that we normally think of, like plants, animals and fungi), and of these, 85% remain undescribed and/or unknown to science.

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    Blog entry
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  • Chuditch (Western Native Cat)

    18 Jan 2016

    Chuditch

    DPAW’s Threatened Fauna: An Overview – Chuditch / Western Quoll

    Dasyurus geoffroii

    Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) keeps an extensive list of threatened fauna in line with the Wildlife Conservation Act. On this list, 44 mammals are listed as “fauna that is rare or likely to become extinct.” This includes the Chuditch (Noongar name), otherwise known as the Western Quoll, or Western Native Cat.

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  • 11 Jan 2016

    The Bird Gallery

    The Western Australian Museum are getting ready to build a New Museum for Western Australia, and an initial step in this process is to decant the thousands of specimens and objects from the WA Museum – Perth into safe storage at the Collections and Research Centre (CRC) in Welshpool. This article explores the history of the Bird Gallery, with insights from Western Australian Museum Ornithology Curator, Ron Johnstone.

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  • Butterfly Gallery

    5 Jan 2016

    Butterfly Gallery Interview

    Butterfly Gallery Interview with Trish McDonald

    22/12/2015 - Lisa Barnes on 6PR's Afternoons program interviews Trish McDonald New Museum Project Director on the decant of the butterfly gallery.

    © 6PR Perth.

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  • Australian Butterflies - Swallowtails and Birdwings

    4 Jan 2016

    The Butterfly Gallery

    The Western Australian Museum is getting ready to build a New Museum for Western Australia, and an initial step in this process is to decant the thousands of specimens and objects from the WA Museum – Perth into safe storage at the Collections and Research Centre (CRC) in Welshpool. This article explores what the decant of the Butterfly Gallery will involve, with input from Western Australian Museum Curator of Entomology, Nikolai Tatarnic, and collection manager Brian Hanich. 

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  • 30 Dec 2015

    Stephen Anstey on Decanting Hackett Hall

    In this short video, Western Australian Museum History Curator Stephen Anstey describes the process behind decanting the objects in the Land and People Gallery, which are being removed as part of the New Museum Project. 

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  • WA Museum

    29 Dec 2015

    Ernest Maurice

    A short video of Western Australian Museum History Curator Joanne Hyland describing the story of Ernest Maurice. These objects have been displayed in the Land and People Gallery, Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum - Perth, and will be decanted as part of the New Museum Project.

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  • 24 Dec 2015

    Vale Dr William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE

    (25 March 1930 – 11 December 2015)

    Dr Harry Butler, respected Australian naturalist, TV presenter, environmental consultant and WA Museum employee, passed away on Friday 11 December, 2015.

    Vale Dr William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE Image copyright WA Museum

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  • 10 Dec 2015

    Traegar Pedal Wireless Radio

    A short video of Western Australian Museum History Curator Joanne Hyland describing the story surrounding the Traegar Pedal Wireless Radio. This object has been displayed in the Land and People Gallery, Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum - Perth, and will be decanted as part of the New Museum Project. 

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