Kwini Traditional Owners and Rock Art Australia Visit the WA Museum
Western Australian Museum
by cedar.rankincheek
3d ago
WA Museum Anthropology and Archaeology staff have had the pleasure of hosting special guests from Kalumburu, Melbourne and Brisbane. Kwini Traditional Owners Ian Waina, Bernadette Waina and Dorothy Djanghara were in Perth recently with Rock Art Australia CEO Samantha Hamilton and researcher Pauline Heaney, preparing for Ian’s upcoming public lecture at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. After catching up with former WA Museum Head of Human Studies Dr Ian Crawford, and former Kalumburu Parish Priest Father Anscar, the group visited the Collections and Research Centre to connect with archives and mater ..read more
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Museum artifacts help women prisoners develop creative storytelling
Western Australian Museum
by kasper.johansen
1w ago
A collaborative project between the Western Australian Museum (WA Museum) and the Department of Justice has encouraged prisoners at Bandyup Women's Prison to explore different styles of creative storytelling. The six-day program, titled The Museum of Stories, aimed to foster personal growth, creativity, and self-expression by using objects from the WA Museum’s collection to inspire story ideas. Led by the WA Museum Regions Project Officer Ange Leech, and author, theatre writer, and performer Stewart Ennis, the program was informed by the pair’s extensive experience delivering arts-based progra ..read more
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Best specimen of the rare Night Parrot on display in the world.
Western Australian Museum
by florap
2w ago
Once thought to be extinct, a specimen of the elusive Night Parrot is now on display for the first time at the WA Museum Boola Bardip.  The Western Australian Museum’s recent acquisition of a whole specimen is the best one collected since the 1800s and only the 4th complete specimen collected in Western Australia. It is also the best representation of the Night Parrot in any museum around the world and will provide a significant opportunity for WA Museum visitors to view the elusive bird up close. Photo Arianna Urso (c) Western Australian Museum Last year, Traditional Owners in the east ..read more
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Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (PCOL) – To The Moon
Western Australian Museum
by bec.weldon
2w ago
The information below describes the international loans to the Western Australian Museum exhibition, To The Moon. To The Moon exhibition Venue: WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000 Duration: Tuesday 26 March 2024 – Monday 7 October 2024   To The Moon Provenance List [PDF 2.2MB] Further information on Loans and Collections. Further information on the PCOL scheme.   ..read more
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New scientific paper disputes body shape of extinct megalodon shark
Western Australian Museum
by florap
1M ago
The Western Australian Museum was part of an international team of 26 leading shark palaeontologists and neontologists who have challenged a recently published interpretation of the body shape of the megatooth shark Otodus megalodon. Otodus megalodon (also referred to as Carcharocles megalodon) is an extinct shark species that lived 16-3.5 million years ago. WA Museum’s Head of Earth and Planetary Sciences Dr Mikael Siversson said that previous research depicted the shark species with a stocky body shape like that of the white shark and other lamnid species, but with the new study disputing th ..read more
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School Holidays at the WA Museum
Western Australian Museum
by kasper.johansen
2M ago
Are you looking for the ultimate way to entertain the kids throughout the school holidays? The Western Australian Museum is brimming with a wide variety of programs and events, ensuring children of all ages are entertained across our six locations around the State! Here are some highlights, but for the complete list of activities, click HERE. See you soon at the WA Museum! WA MUSEUM BOOLA BARDIP WA Museum Boola Bardip is offering non-stop boredom-busting activities during these school holidays. Let your kids dive into one of our popular drop-and-leave programs, and create everything from uniqu ..read more
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Two new species of trapdoor spiders discovered in Western Australia
Western Australian Museum
by florap
2M ago
A research team led by Dr Mark Harvey from the Western Australian Museum’s Terrestrial Zoology department has discovered two new species of trapdoor spiders, bringing the total of named trapdoor spiders to over 200 in WA. The other researchers, Dr Jeremy Wilson from the University of Western Australia, and Dr Michael Rix from the Queensland Museum, assisted in the study. One species, newly called Proshermacha telaporta, occurs north of Perth near Cataby and Regans Ford. The name of the species was suggested by the Klines family (Jenny, Marcus, Jacob, and Ella) as part of the "A Night at the Mu ..read more
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New display at WA Shipwrecks Museum gives visitors a deeper insight into Western Australia’s first coastal steamship.
Western Australian Museum
by florap
2M ago
A new visitor experience at the WA Shipwrecks Museum will open this Saturday 2 December with SS Xantho: unlocking hidden stories of our State which explores the amazing story of Western Australia’s first coastal steamship. In this exhibition, visitors will engage in new multi-media and interactive platforms to explore the story of how one family and the SS Xantho were intricately linked to the social, economic, and cultural development of Western Australia in the late 1800’s. New content highlights interconnected themes such as the importance of steamships to the development of Western Austral ..read more
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WA Museum is on the lookout for Collections and Research Volunteers
Western Australian Museum
by deanna.watson
3M ago
Our Western Australian Museum passionate volunteers make a significant contribution to our organisation in a variety of roles by donating their valuable time, knowledge and resources. We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic volunteers for WA Museum’s Collections and Research Legacy Project so if you would like to play a vital part in supporting curatorial and collections staff then please take a read of how to get in touch. Legacy Project Overview The Western Australian Museum (WAM) began its collections in 1892 and since then has accumulated over 8 million cultural and scientific items ..read more
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WA Museum Boola Bardip wins gold at the 2023 Perth Airport Tourism Awards
Western Australian Museum
by madeleine.pengelly
3M ago
We are so proud to announce that the WA Museum Boola Bardip has won the gold awards for both Major Tourist Attraction and Cultural Tourism at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards over the weekend. The Awards recognise businesses, individuals, and destinations, for their commitment to excellence in the WA Tourism sector. Congratulations to all our team members for their extraordinary hard work, dedication, and superb customer care. We are proud to be the tourism gateway to Western Australia’s many stories, and the home of WA's history.   Boola Bardip, means ‘many stories’ in ..read more
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