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.
On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 November 2009 we held web to classroom workshops with primary and secondary teachers. The aim was to find out how teachers are using the web in their classrooms and how we can work more closely with them via our own website.
I have been invited to give a masterclass on museum audience development for Museums Australia,Victoria (MAVIC), on 24 November 2009 at the Melbourne Museum. I have posted relevant links and commentary on this page.