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Tag: photography

Mystery object (multiple choice!)

April 21, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
In response to Jacqui's winning suggestion from our 1st birthday competition, we've put together our first multiple choice mystery object post! The object above is made of solid boxwood with a metal end and measures 44mm in height x 35mm in diameter.

Mystery Object

February 25, 2010

Erika Taylor
This intriguing little object found its way into a curator's hands this week. It appears to be some kind of clamp, you twist the gripped handle and the head of it opens. The other handle swings freely around the head.

Enoch Taylor shoe gauge

August 28, 2009

Melanie Pitkin
Now that we have solved the Earoscope, it’s time for a new mystery object! What you see above is part of a new acquisition from the Enoch Taylor & Co shoe archive. From 1851-1970s, Enoch Taylor & Co specialised in the importation and manufacture of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, first in Melbourne and then Sydney.

Meet the curator – Geoff Barker

May 20, 2009

Geoff Barker

I specialise in nineteenth century Australian and Pacific photography and the links between science and photography.

Sydney Observatory Star Camera

May 20, 2009

Geoff Barker
I think one of the most underrated curatorial skills is the ability to remain engaged in your current research while at the same time making mental notes of everything that wanders across your field of vision.

Mystery Object – The ‘Earoscope’

April 29, 2009

Erika Taylor
The curatorial team here at the Museum are the keepers to an immense amount of knowledge, covering a wide variety of special areas. If you have a question, chances are someone here can write you a novel on the subject.