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The Australian Museum website

Do we need yet another blog about museums and the web? Well, probably not, but this blog will take a weekly look at what’s happening on our website, plus postings of any other items we come across while travelling in the wonderful world of the web. To get us started, here’s some history...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Jan 2011

Mobile apps: to charge or not to charge?

The mobile world is here to stay, I think we all agree with that. The next big thing for museums then is developing applications for smartphones. Whether to charge or not to charge for these seems to be the question ... or is it??  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Jan 2011

Question Everything?

So suggests David Truss... 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Jan 2011

The Museum Experience: Twenty years on

I am honoured to have been asked to do a (re)read of the famous Falk and Dierking 1992 book The Museum Experience in anticipation of a revised version. Given the nature of change in our world and the ways I report on stuff I decided I'll blog about it as I go. Wish me luck!

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

The Winny Show January 2011

Winny is back from fat camp and ready to thrill our visitors with her January show! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 31 Dec 2010

41 ways museums are using social and tech to engage audiences

41 Ways Museums Are Merging Social and Tech to Engage Audiences - a great blog post that summarises the latest global museum activity in this space.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Dec 2010

Social Media and Museum Learning

Can social media be used to engage different types of learners? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Dec 2010

This week in Fish: Purple Flying Gurnard

It's been a short week but a productive one.  Some beautiful images were added and work continues on the 'master fish list' for the site.  Best wishes to all for the Festive Season!  Thanks one and all for your contributions throughout the year.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Dec 2010

From Drop Bears to Vampire Frogs

Our 'breaking news' display has changed from featuring the elusive Drop Bear to the newly discovered and fabulously named amphibian species, the Vampire Flying Frog. We kid you not!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

Urban Biodiversity and the City of Sydney

Biodiversity is a crucial factor in the environmental, social and cultural health of a city. Biodiversity in the City of Sydney’s area has declined because of urban development – buildings and roads have taken away some of the habitat that used to provide a home for plants and animals. However, there are ways we can vastly increase the numbers of plants and animals and improve their diversity in our City. The City of Sydney is working with the Australian Museum to develop an Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan.

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