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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.