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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

Common and Standard Names

Someone asked me about the difference between common and standard names.  The video covers this topic and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2010

Video Conference - Web to Classroom

After the success of the Web to Classroom video conference we decided to run this event again. During that workshop teachers were shown time-saving tips for using the Museum's website via video conference.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Sep 2010

The exciting life of Anglerfishes

Ichthyology Collection Manager, Mark McGrouther, talks about deepsea anglerfishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2010

What's in the Box - Bookings open for 2011

After a very busy year with over 500 Museum in a boxes travelling around NSW, it's time to open up the bookings for 2011.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 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

This week in Fish: Shrek Fish, Frill and Megamouth Sharks

This week we feature movies of three strange fishes that were on other websites.  To each we have included additional information. As usual we are delighted to show movies and images from 'local' contributors. More images and fact sheets have been migrated from the old site.  As always - thank you to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, 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

Asian Sheepshead Wrasse

A weird-looking fish that people have compared with Shrek, the animated character, has been filmed in Japan.  The fish is an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus.  It is a labrid fish (family Labridae) that occurs in China, Japan, and both North and South Korea. Australia is home to over 180 species of wrasses.  Regrettably for divers, the Asian Sheepshead Wrasse is not one of them.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2010