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Category: Museullaneous

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

Knowing the Collections audit report

There have been various media stories in the past few days concerning the Museum's collections. These stories relate to the recommendations of the Audit Office of NSW in the report Knowing the Collections: Australian Museum, released on 1 September 2010. Read on for further clarification and information.
 

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Sep 2010

Kids Teaching Kids - Solutions in the Works

Kids Teaching Kids is an amazing program that places environmental solutions to kids, "our future." One of the founders of this program argued that famous phrase we have all heard when we were young "you are the future" with the question "why can't I be the future now?" Hence Kids Teaching Kids. Read on to learn about what one imaginative class presented...

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Sep 2010

The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers

The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers was launched on 16 August 2010 by the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra as part of National Science Week.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Sep 2010

Science in the City - The Final Lap!

Although my final day approached, the remaining Museum staff would continue Science in the City for another two days, this time at the Australian Museum. This event left me quite inspired and worked with the best of people. And the buzz from the first day continued!

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Sep 2010