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Category: Museullaneous

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

This week in web: 14 January 2011

Well, this post is really about the past 18 months in web. What’s happened since we launched our site? 

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

More on Facebook

Are we too obsessed with Facebook?

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

If the thylacine is extinct does it matter if Harry Burrell's was real?

The debate about the subject and meaning of Harry Burrell's thylacine photo, first published by the Australian Museum in 1921, has recently been revisited.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Jan 2011

The Australian Museum website

Do we need yet another blog about museums and the web? Well, probably not, but this blog will take a weekly look at what’s happening on our website, plus postings of any other items we come across while travelling in the wonderful world of the web. To get us started, here’s some history...

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

Mobile apps: to charge or not to charge?

The mobile world is here to stay, I think we all agree with that. The next big thing for museums then is developing applications for smartphones. Whether to charge or not to charge for these seems to be the question ... or is it??  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Jan 2011

The Museum Experience: Twenty years on

I am honoured to have been asked to do a (re)read of the famous Falk and Dierking 1992 book The Museum Experience in anticipation of a revised version. Given the nature of change in our world and the ways I report on stuff I decided I'll blog about it as I go. Wish me luck!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Dec 2010