Two schools recently joined the Australian Museum in helping design the up and coming exhibition Birds of Paradise. This was the first day we met with the schools, and being new myself, I was excited to see what the students thought about the coming workshop.
Families have a lot to consider before making the final decision to go to a museum. How do they make this decision? Why do they make this decision? The current strategy to appeal to an audience is by creating a two-way conversation between museum and visitor; however, this may not necessarily be the highest value held by families. This post summarises some recent writings on value, as well as what research has revealed to be missing from the value conversation - the family unit.
As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. This post summarises the main themes/ideas that emerged.
NOVA is a Disability Employment Agency, funded by the Australian Government's Department of Employment & Workplace Relations. The Museum has been actively working with NOVA since 2005 and here's what we've been up to.