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Birds of Paradise Exhibition: Title Testing Results

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2010

Over the last week we asked a range of audiences to select their favourite title for our planned Birds of Paradise exhibition (opening April 2011). What did they decide?

Red Bird of Paradise painting

 © Australian Museum Research Library

Over the last week we asked a range of audiences to select their favourite title for our planned Birds of Paradise exhibition. As we needed fast feedback we were able to sample different groups as shown in the results below. 

 Proposed Title

Total Votes Digital Heritage Students Museum Shops Association* Facebook s&d visitors
Birds of Paradise: Flaunting Feathers  32  17  5  1  9
Birds of Paradise: Flight of Fancy  41  7  2  5  27
Birds of Paradise: Chasing Tail  11  2  4  0  5
Birds of Paradise: Prancing Plumage  9  2  0  0  7
Birds of Paradise: Ritual and Seduction  31  11  4  7  9
Birds of Paradise: Beautiful Boys, Fabulous Feathers  21  5  9  0  7

 

The MLC girls and teacher who attended the workshop the other week chose Birds of Paradise: Flight of Fancy as their number one followed by Birds of Paradise: Flaunting Feathers.

Naming exhibitions can be tricky - if you want more information about how to do it go to this blog post. This turned out to be an interesting experiment. When I used the Facebook Polls application it turned out that people didn't want to download it. Lesson for next time? Just use the wall for discussion as that worked just as well.

So, as you can see the results are quite varied and it’s now up to the Project Team to see what they select. Will keep you posted!

[*Disclaimer – I don’t think there were that many people there, hmm??!]
 

2 comments

Jennifer Miller - 6.09 AM, 24 September 2010

Too bad, third place for my choice: Ritual and Seduction. I'll admit, I was a bit surprised with the more popular vote from the Granville Boys school. I'm excited to see what the Project team decides!

Lynda Kelly - 12.09 PM, 17 September 2010

Just heard back from Granville Boys and they voted as follows:

* Beautiful Boys, Fabulous Feathers 6 votes

* Flights of Fancy 2 votes

* Prancing Plumage 1 vote

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