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Category: Museullaneous

Fiddling while the Reef dissolves….

An opinion piece by Australian Museum Director, Frank Howarth A lot has been said lately about the impact of sea level rise on coastal suburbs, and on low lying coral islands, but there is a more insidious threat to coral islands than rising oceans.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2009

An exhibition on torture?

In 2003 we were considering hosting an exhibition on Medieval Torture from the Museo della tortua in San Gimignano, Italy. In considering this exhibition (which we decided against taking for a range of reasons) we undertook a front-end evaluation which I am posting here as background for our planned All About Evil exhibition.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Dec 2009

Visitors Interest in Gold

Highlights from a study into understanding audiences’ interests, prior knowledge, attitudes and feelings associated with gold. This research was undertaken in conjunction with Sovereign Hill Museums Association in 2001.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Dec 2009

How do I incorporate the web into my daily work practices?

Some of the biggest challenges I’m finding at the moment is helping staff here think not about how to incorporate the web into their work practices but thinking about how do I use the website to make my job easier. Find some strategies and tips here.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Dec 2009

The Participatory Museum

Went to a talk on The Participatory Museum given by Nina Simon on 9 December as part of the Powerhouse Museum's Innovation Series. Here's my notes.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Dec 2009

Australian Museum Members Survey Results

Results of two surveys of Austalian Museum Members - 1998 and 2001

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2009

Web to classroom workshops

On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 November 2009 we held web to classroom workshops with primary and secondary teachers. The aim was to find out how teachers are using the web in their classrooms and how we can work more closely with them via our own website.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Nov 2009

Audience Development Master Class 2009

I have been invited to give a masterclass on museum audience development for Museums Australia,Victoria (MAVIC), on 24 November 2009 at the Melbourne Museum. I have posted relevant links and commentary on this page.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Nov 2009

Big themes for 2010

As the Museum goes into the next stage of corporate planning what are the big themes we need to consider?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Nov 2009

The Museum's Social Media Strategy

Developing a social media strategy for the Museum - why are we in these spaces and what will we actually do in them?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2009