Birds, birds & more birds!

April 17, 2009 11:42 by Melinda Iser

Curator, Tracey-Ann Hooley and Exhibition Designer, Richard Glover create a showcase template, placing objects within helping with the process of designing showcase of Victorian birds for the upcoming Wild: amazing animals in a changing world exhibition.

Credit: Melinda Iser, Source: Museum Victoria

Birds selected for display.

Fairy Penguin, Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae / Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni / Shy Albatross, Diomedea cauta cauta / Eastern Yellow Robin, Eopsaltria australis

Source: Museum Victoria


Wild: amazing animals in a changing world

April 3, 2009 06:43 by Melinda Iser

Wild: amazing animals in a changing world opens September 2009.

Signage / Western Grey Kangaroo - Macropus fuliginosus / Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum



Credit: late Gary Lewis, Source: Museum Victoria

Visitors will be surrounded examples of mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including Australia .  They will be able to explore this wonderful diversity and discover which animals are thriving and which are merely surviving.

Victorian environments such as alps, grassland, wetlands will reveal what is changing and the connections between people and nature. Some aspects will be larger than life, others faster than life providing visitors with unique insights in each environment.

The exhibition explores why biodiversity is under threat and how we can create a more hopeful future.