In its role as a leading scientific institution, the Australian Museum recognizes that climate change poses a serious environmental, economic and social threat to our current way of life and to the security of future generations across the globe.
I've been asked to speak at the 2010 Australian Maritime Museums Annual Conference on the topic of Web 2.0 for small and volunteer-run museums. On this page you can find my PowerPoint slides and various other relevant links.
The Climate Change: our future, our choice exhibition was held at the Museum from May - August 2009. Two case studies gathered detailed feedback from teenagers; and an observation study was undertaken with general visitors to track how they used the exhibition and the total time spent. Here's a summary of our findings.
An opinion piece by Australian Museum Director, Frank Howarth
A lot has been said lately about the impact of sea level rise on coastal suburbs, and on low lying coral islands, but there is a more insidious threat to coral islands than rising oceans.
In 2003 we were considering hosting an exhibition on Medieval Torture from the Museo della tortua in San Gimignano, Italy. In considering this exhibition (which we decided against taking for a range of reasons) we undertook a front-end evaluation which I am posting here as background for our planned All About Evil exhibition.
Highlights from a study into understanding audiences’ interests, prior knowledge, attitudes and feelings associated with gold. This research was undertaken in conjunction with Sovereign Hill Museums Association in 2001.
Some of the biggest challenges I’m finding at the moment is helping staff here think not about how to incorporate the web into their work practices but thinking about how do I use the website to make my job easier. Find some strategies and tips here.