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Category: Museullaneous

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

Introducing Jennifer Miller

Jennifer is interning with me for six weeks (August-September 2010). Here's a little bit about her.

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

Science in the City - the Marathon Begins!

With great excitement, Science in the City began! New to it all, I was caught in a whirlwind of energy and lots and lots of High school kids. Find out what buzz was stirred during the first day of Science in the City (16 August).

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2010

Science in the City - A Marathon of Heroes

Science in the City (which also expands to Science in the Suburbs and Science in the Bush) is a week long event aimed at High school students of all grade levels. It is designed to encourage them towards an interest in the sciences and to expose them to the diverse field of science. This is truly a marathon of heroes from the lecturers who hardly have pause between classes to the staff and volunteers that patiently control the mass of students and at the end of the day, the smiles and humor still stands.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2010