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Category: Museullaneous

Weapons - Friendship and Journeys

Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons.
What would they like to see?
What would be interesting to show?
Are people interested in the technical aspects?
Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons! To battle ... or not to battle?

We are considering developing an exhibition around the topic of weapons using some of our amazing cultural collections. We'd like to hear your thoughts. What would you like to see in an exhibition about weapons and weaponry?  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Generations and their gadgets

New study from the US reveals how much we love our gadgets, with mobile phones being the most popular. Read on for more...

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

This week in web: 4 February 2011

Stats are in for January 2011: web page views totalled 843,780 with 266,616 visits, 30% of visits from Sydney. 207 new members signed up, with 1,990 active users for the month. What else happened?

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

We're all multitaskers!

Well, you knew that right?! 

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

Transformations in Cultural Communication Conference 2011

Join industry leaders over two days on 14-15 April as we explore tangible ways that social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. Special guests include folks from the Smithsonian Institution, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Victoria and the Australian Museum.

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

More on Crowdsourcing

Linda Mathijssen (one of our former interns) asks: I'm going to write my thesis about crowdsourcing in museums. … [and] I was hoping you could help me out a bit. Do you know some good (or bad) examples on the use of crowdsourcing in museums or where I can find information/papers that are already written about the subject? 

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

The oldest diorama in Australia?

Recent research on the history of the Lord Howe Island diorama in our Skeleton Gallery, the only historic diorama remaining in the Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jan 2011

This week in web: 21 January 2011

Continuing the measurement theme again this week, we have been looking at our stats for November and December 2010 and found some interesting stuff. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Jan 2011

Our top 50 animals!

What animals are people looking for on our website? Here’s a quick summary.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jan 2011