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The role of narrative in museum exhibitions

Just been reading a review of several museums in an article by Amanda Lohrey called The Absent Heart in The Monthly, June 2010. Got me inspired to re-visit the work I did on narrative in my doctoral thesis, and here's some thoughts.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jun 2010

What's in the Box - Clare Public School

First stop on my regional school visit after travelling 1100km in 3 days was Clare Public School, one of the most remote Public Schools in NSW 

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Jun 2010

Colder, wetter weather and BugWise

The onset of wetter, colder weather has made for a great opportunity to look at how climate influences our invertebrate biodiversity!

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Toxin glands and a meal to die for

This week we look at the toxin glands of a Southern Peacock Sole.  We find out what it is like to be stung by a Demon Stinger and try to digest the image of a fish that bit off more than it could chew.  In all, over 60 pages were moved over to the new site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2010

Inspiring the Technological Imagination: the Future of Museums and Libraries in a Digital Age

Here's a great resource about musuems and libraries in the digital world.

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

Update of The Plastiki Expedition

After nearly a couple of weeks on xmas island the Plastiki with new crew members set sail for Fiji – or say they thought!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste awards announced

What a spectacular and inspiring 2010 Fashion Less Waste parade. The judges choices were hard... Each finalist outfit was mostly made from recycled materials, was inspired by one or more Australian animal, and was fabulous. But in the end, some lucky students had to be chosen as winners and runners-up. Who are they? Where can you see their outfits on display?

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 May 2010

This week in Fish: Mystery skeleton and great images

This week the international fish community worked together to identify a very strange skeleton.  Some beautiful new images have been added to the site, notably those of a Whale Shark and Fimbriate Moray.  We are also delighted to be able to show an image of a very rare tapetail (baby whalefish) taken by divers in Bali.  The text for another 48 pages has been migrated from the old site!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2010

USA Trip 2010: Impressions from a land far far away

Been travelling in the States. First to Washington to present the George Brown Goode Memorial Lecture at the Smithsonian (talk titled How Web 2.0 is Changing the Nature of Museum Work), then to the American Association of Museums Conference in Los Angeles (presentation titled The Museum’s new website: transforming educational audiences). Here’s my notes/impressions of the state of our sector.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2010

Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop

The second Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop was held in Sydney on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2010. The workshop allowed museum exhibition and graphic designers to share sustainable design solutions with an emphasis on practical advice and case studies and including a focus on lighting innovations.

By: Gabrielle Tydd, Tim Ralph, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 May 2010