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Category: Museullaneous

Welcome to the Australian Museum Archives blog

The Australian Museum Archives holds more than 150 years of records of the Museum, its people, buildings, science, exhibitions and events. In this blog we want to share some of the things we enjoy about our collections, tell some Museum stories and give you an insight into the work we do every day.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Oct 2010

My reflections from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop

What did I conclude from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop at the Science Museum, London? Well, organisational change is hard, so I'll share some of my learning that relates to the new ways of working given the online world. It's relevant to co-curation as the way the web is now demands new ways of engagement from and with our audiences.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Oct 2010

Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 2

Quick notes from Day 2 of the workshop at the Science Museum, London.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Oct 2010

Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 1

Attending this workshop at the Science Museum, London. The aim is to create dialogue and debate and learn from each others' experience of co-curation as the Science Musuem moves into the next phase of gallery redevelopment. Here are my quick notes. There is also more on the workshop wiki: http://ccphworkshop.pbworks.com/w/page/CCHPWorkshopWiki

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2010

Developing Educational Strategies - some background stuff

I'm currently attending a workshop on developing educational strategies for museums in a rapidly developing part of the world. Here's some resources for background reading.

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

Natural history specimens as social media stars: Mr Blobby

Natural history specimens as social media stars? How (and why) did the Australian Museum get into the social media space and what are we doing there?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Sep 2010

An introduction to Twitter

 A quick introduction to Twitter presentation, given to Australian Museum staff

By: Russ Weakley, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2010

Birds of Paradise Exhibition: Title Testing Results

Over the last week we asked a range of audiences to select their favourite title for our planned Birds of Paradise exhibition (opening April 2011). What did they decide?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2010

Do museum shops need to know about Web 2.0 and social media?

Well, probably yes which is why I've been asked to run a mini-workshop on this stuff at the Museum Shops Association 2010 Conference on 9 September. If I was a museum shop manager what would I need to know about social media and Web 2.0? Find some answers and other resources on this page and the Powerpoint slides will be added soon'ish.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Sep 2010

Digital Heritage Students Lecture

Notes from a talk given for students studying digital heritage at the University of Western Sydney.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Sep 2010