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Category: Museullaneous

Value Packaging for Families

Families have a lot to consider before making the final decision to go to a museum. How do they make this decision? Why do they make this decision? The current strategy to appeal to an audience is by creating a two-way conversation between museum and visitor; however, this may not necessarily be the highest value held by families. This post summarises some recent writings on value, as well as what research has revealed to be missing from the value conversation - the family unit.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Aug 2010

Pacific Cultures Consultation June 2009: Emerging themes

As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. This post summarises the main themes/ideas that emerged.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Aug 2010

What’s in a Name? Evaluation of exhibition titles

Tips on how to evaluate potential titles/names for exhibitions. Elements of this article first appeared in 'Visitor Behaviour', Fall/Winter, 1997, Numbers 3-4, Page 32

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Aug 2010

Working with NOVA Employment

NOVA is a Disability Employment Agency, funded by the Australian Government's Department of Employment & Workplace Relations. The Museum has been actively working with NOVA since 2005 and here's what we've been up to.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Jul 2010

What is Foursquare?

A passing fad, yet another social networking site to annoy us or is there something to Foursquare?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Jul 2010

Smithsonian Commons Prototype

The Smithsonian Commons is doing more than "... enabling discoveries. It will make possible new fields of discovery". What is the Smithsonian Commons and how will this be made possible?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Jul 2010

Kids and credibility in the online world

What do children think about the credibility of information they find online? A new report from MIT Press gives answers.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2010

Twitter as an audience research tool?

We’re using it for business, we’ve found it useful in the classroom, we’ve followed Twitter streams at conferences. Can we use Twitter as an audience research tool?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jun 2010

Museums and Wikipedia

Is there a place for museums and Wikipedia? Yes, according to the British Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jun 2010

The role of narrative in museum exhibitions

Just been reading a review of several museums in an article by Amanda Lohrey called The Absent Heart in The Monthly, June 2010. Got me inspired to re-visit the work I did on narrative in my doctoral thesis, and here's some thoughts.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jun 2010