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By Author: Dr Lynda Kelly

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

Should we celebrate Australia Day?

On the 23rd January 2011, at 2.30pm, the Museum will host an Australia Day Debate. You can listen to our speakers, Sam Watson and Nigel Parbury, debate whether the 26th January is the most appropriate date to celebrate our national identity. You will also have the opportunity to ask them your own questions. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

What is From the Floor?

From the Floor is a blog all about the programs we run at the Museum's College Street site.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

Mobile Learning at the Smithsonian

"As with all things mobile, mLearning is cranking up at the Smithsonian"

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Dec 2010

My reflections from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop

What did I conclude from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop at the Science Museum, London? Well, organisational change is hard, so I'll share some of my learning that relates to the new ways of working given the online world. It's relevant to co-curation as the way the web is now demands new ways of engagement from and with our audiences.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Oct 2010

Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 2

Quick notes from Day 2 of the workshop at the Science Museum, London.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Oct 2010

Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 1

Attending this workshop at the Science Museum, London. The aim is to create dialogue and debate and learn from each others' experience of co-curation as the Science Musuem moves into the next phase of gallery redevelopment. Here are my quick notes. There is also more on the workshop wiki: http://ccphworkshop.pbworks.com/w/page/CCHPWorkshopWiki

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

Developing Educational Strategies - some background stuff

I'm currently attending a workshop on developing educational strategies for museums in a rapidly developing part of the world. Here's some resources for background reading.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2010