Category: Museullaneous

If the thylacine is extinct does it matter if Harry Burrell's was real?

The debate about the subject and meaning of Harry Burrell's thylacine photo, first published by the Australian Museum in 1921, has recently been revisited.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Jan 2011

The Australian Museum website

Do we need yet another blog about museums and the web? Well, probably not, but this blog will take a weekly look at what’s happening on our website, plus postings of any other items we come across while travelling in the wonderful world of the web. To get us started, here’s some history...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Jan 2011

Mobile apps: to charge or not to charge?

The mobile world is here to stay, I think we all agree with that. The next big thing for museums then is developing applications for smartphones. Whether to charge or not to charge for these seems to be the question ... or is it??  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Jan 2011

The Museum Experience: Twenty years on

I am honoured to have been asked to do a (re)read of the famous Falk and Dierking 1992 book The Museum Experience in anticipation of a revised version. Given the nature of change in our world and the ways I report on stuff I decided I'll blog about it as I go. Wish me luck!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Dec 2010

41 ways museums are using social and tech to engage audiences

41 Ways Museums Are Merging Social and Tech to Engage Audiences - a great blog post that summarises the latest global museum activity in this space.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Dec 2010

Social Media and Museum Learning

Can social media be used to engage different types of learners? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Dec 2010

Urban Biodiversity and the City of Sydney

Biodiversity is a crucial factor in the environmental, social and cultural health of a city. Biodiversity in the City of Sydney’s area has declined because of urban development – buildings and roads have taken away some of the habitat that used to provide a home for plants and animals. However, there are ways we can vastly increase the numbers of plants and animals and improve their diversity in our City. The City of Sydney is working with the Australian Museum to develop an Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Dec 2010

Alfred Russel Wallace letters

An enquiry from a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London has meant new scans of some fascinating 1892 correspondence between Australian Museum conchologist Charles Hedley and Alfred Russel Wallace.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Dec 2010

Willy Kwong has finished the Harry Burrell project

Archives' intern Willy Kwong shares his final thoughts on his work on the Harry Burrell glass plate negative collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Dec 2010

The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2010