For many years Museum scientists have had access to copies (microfiche and more recently digital) of the important specimen and object Collection Registers. What was it like before copies were available?
As cultural institutions become increasingly aware of their need to extend outreach and communication activities in the digital realm, museums require professionals with more composite profiles, combining mediation abilities and technological competence. Museum professional Irene Rubino offers insights on the topic in an interview with Jennifer Cork, online producer at the Australian Museum.
Whilst the Australian Museum had considered the needs of young children when designing interactive areas for some time, it was not until the late 1990's that we had a designated area for pre-schoolers.
The opportunities offered by the web are forcing some museums to rethink how they provide content. Museum professional Irene Rubino interviews Michael Hugill about an emerging museum profession: the online producer.