These two historic petri dishes are on display at the Powerhouse Museum during Ultimo Science Festival as part of the Science Snaps activity. The sample of green penicillin-producing mould on the left grew for one day and the one on the right for four days.
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Many objects in the Powerhouse Museum’s health and medicine collection have a visceral, unique and incidental beauty to them. The mortuary table, even the obstetric phantom. Even at a glance the viewer can determine that the obstetric phantom, or birthing simulator relates to a certain area of the female anatomy.
The above bi-lingual screenprinted poster design by Michael Callaghan, was produced at Redback Graphix in Wollongong in 1984 for CAAMA, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (established 1980).
Vince Lovegrove was an Australian journalist, music manager, television producer, musician and AIDS awareness campaigner. Perhaps best known for his job as manager of rock group Divinyls and singer Jimmy Barnes.
Since its inception on 1 December 1988, World AIDS Day has been a significant factor in the ongoing global fight against HIV/AIDS. First diagnosed in 1981 HIV/AIDS is the major infectious disease of the late 20th century.
Happy New Year to our blog readers. Today we have some historic fireworks to share with you. This intriguing device is a chromatrope, a mechanical slide for an early type of projector called a magic lantern.
First diagnosed in 1981, HIV/AIDS is the major infectious epidemic of the late 20th century. Community and government organisations have educated on the disease and its transmission. The idea for the first AIDS Quilt was conceived in the United States of America in San Francisco in 1987.
Way before the Sex Pistols came up with ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ Australia had its own band of anarchists working throughout the 1890s to undermine the political landscape. This hand-carved woodcut is a genuine slice of subversive Australian history and was used to produce the cover of the ‘Handbook of Anarchy’, published by John Arthur Andrews in July 1894.