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Category: Museullaneous

An App for Museum Conservators?

The following question has been asked on Twitter: "Answers in <240 characters, please! RT: @thesherrin: What would a iPad app for conservators do, or what would they want it to do? #mtogo". I asked one of our Conservators, Sheldon, what he thought... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2011

Making research accessible

I recently attended an interesting workshop on how the humanities, arts and social sciences research sector (or HASS research sector for the sake of brevity) and the natural sciences sector might learn from each other in how to do better research.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 May 2011

Snake models from the crocodile case

These beautiful and fragile plaster casts were made by Museum preparatory staff in 1894.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

The crocodiles -- an open and shut case

Happenings this week on the crocodile case project ...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

Our “misty” showcases

To see or not to see? That is the question.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 May 2011

Yes, we show off too!

Students we consulted in 2010 during the development of the Birds of Paradise exhibition came to see the finished product for themselves today. What did they think?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 May 2011

Yet more on the crocodile case restoration

Unfortunately, not all is going to plan on the refurbishment of the crocodile case this week.
 

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 May 2011

Stripping the crocodile case

Furniture conservator Ray Gurney's first challenge is to strip the crocodile case back to its base wood layer.

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

Tablets and mobile shopping: what’s the connection?

The world is getting smaller – and so are our computers. What does this mean?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2011

Diving in deep oceans, with the whole family!


A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Search & Discover, talking to family’s about our upcoming exhibition on deep oceans...
 

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Apr 2011