By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Apr 2011
'Curated' for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net
Museums and the Web 2011
Had to put this one first. This year’s conference has just concluded and by all reports (especially tweets) it was a great success. You’ll find an index to a number of interesting posts in the link above.
Looking deeper into our upcoming exhibition
792 people were asked what an exhibition about Deep Oceans should look and feel like. Here's what they had to say.
The digitisation of museum collections
While the first few seconds of this video might make you think you’re watching a kids cartoon, a variety of museum professionals (all with American accents however) then give their thoughts (for and against) digitisation.
Museum Metadata Exchange
Essentially a catalogue of collections, check out the Australian Museum's page on the project's website. (The MME is a joint project of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) and Museums Australia.)
Science centres snapshot
What's on and what it costs in science centres across America.
How to make a conference interesting
I would have said smoke machines, lasers, hands-free mics and rollerskates, but I would have been wrong according to this post.
Price of admission: one poem
An innovative idea from the Brooklyn Museum.
The Khan Academy
Thousands of video lessons, all neatly categorised covering biology
cosmology and astronomy, history and many more (the Gates Foundation is now a supporter of the site).
Top 10 quirky science tricks for parties
Because it's Friday (with thanks to www.aschoonerofscience.com).