The second post about designing an exhibit. Twenty students and their teachers arrived on 23 August to help the Museum design their up and coming Birds of Paradise exhibit. What a wonderful day for all of us! Read on to find out what happened during the workshop.
Two schools recently joined the Australian Museum in helping design the up and coming exhibition Birds of Paradise. This was the first day we met with the schools, and being new myself, I was excited to see what the students thought about the coming workshop.
Families have a lot to consider before making the final decision to go to a museum. How do they make this decision? Why do they make this decision? The current strategy to appeal to an audience is by creating a two-way conversation between museum and visitor; however, this may not necessarily be the highest value held by families. This post summarises some recent writings on value, as well as what research has revealed to be missing from the value conversation - the family unit.
This week we supplemented some of the magnificent BBC Life footage with additional images and information. A host of new movies and images were added, including a fantastic image of two beautiful Banggai Cardinalfish.
If you are a fish, one of the most effective ways to avoid a predator must be to leave the water. Fishes have evolved different strategies to do just that, but few manage to do so as spectacularly as the flyingfishes. It is not uncommon to see a fish glide up to 200 m.