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Category: Museullaneous

Behind DangerOz: what did we learn?

DangerOz was a long time in development. A few false starts, a couple of staff changes, Government tendering and contractual requirements all combined to slow this project down. However, we learned a great deal along the way so thought I’d share some reflections. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Our website redesign – user testing results

We tested some designs with a sample of users the other week. This is what we found. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Behind DangerOz: Developing the app

The whys and hows of producing DangerOz, the Museum’s very first iPhone app. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Sep 2011

Tech changes museums?

What's the latest from Mashable on museums and technology?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #1

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

QR Codes in 2011

Where are we now with QR Codes in museum interpretation? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

Recommended apps

My Canadian colleague asked for some recommend apps for the iPad. I remembered I did some research through #mtogo on what apps we were using for both iPad and iPhone some time ago that I promised to share. Here’s what I gathered.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

By strategy

Director of the Australian Museum Frank Howarth calls for the media to stop giving air to ‘the shrinking number of increasingly shrill climate change deniers’ in this editorial from Explore magazine.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2011