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The Governor’s Wombat in the This Living Land gallery at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. (Image – TMAG).

Robyn Williams, New technology brings new life to exhibits at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, ABC Science Show, 28 May 2022

On The Science Show with Robyn Williams.

Hobart’s Museum and Art Gallery has a new director, Mary Mulcahy. Mary and curator David Hocking describe some of the new approaches that come with new technology. In research, DNA can be extracted from specimens collected 100 years ago. Pollen can be retrieved from items locked in cabinets for decades. And for the public, digitisation allows skeletons to be examined in three dimensions without physical contact, both at the museum and remotely.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Guests
Mary Mulcahy
Director
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Hobart Tasmania

David Hocking
Senior Curator Vertebrate Palaeontology and Zoology
Tasmanian Museum Art Gallery
Hobart Tasmania

Presenter
Robyn Williams

Producer
David Fisher

Duration: 13min 20sec

Broadcast: Sat 28 May 2022, 12:02pm
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