Museums are the new border control

Mythbuster: Museums are not just repositories for "dead stuff". They can avert air crashes and stop wildlife traffickers.
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Dr. Rebecca Johnson at the Australian Museum Research Institutes, one of the world’s best genome labs; supplied courtesy AMRI

When we think of natural history museums is it usually a picture of antique vitrines full of obscure specimens or perhaps a dinosaur skeleton mid-flight in a lofty foyer.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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