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How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 2 - the day

The second post about designing an exhibit. Twenty students and their teachers arrived on 23 August to help the Museum design their up and coming Birds of Paradise exhibit. What a wonderful day for all of us! Read on to find out what happened during the workshop.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2010

How would you design an exhibit? Meeting Part 1

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.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2010

Eastern Blue Groper and Striped Catfish

The Eastern Blue Groper and Striped Catfish are species often encounterd by divers in New South Wales waters. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Aug 2010

Value Packaging for Families

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.

By: Jennifer Miller, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Aug 2010

Kids and text in museums

What do kids think about museum text? Want to hear directly from them?

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Aug 2010

Fantastic fish feeding footage

After adding the BBC Life footage of Sailfish feeding to the site last week, Tom Rayner suggested that I look at 'The Last Sardine'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: BBC Life and Banggai Cardinalfish

This week we supplemented some of the magnificent BBC Life footage with additional images and information.  A host of new movies and images were added, including a fantastic image of two beautiful Banggai Cardinalfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Aug 2010

BBC Life - Convict Fish footage

Convict Fish dig extensive tunnel networks from which huge numbers of striped juveniles emerge. This spectacular footage from the BBC Life series showcases the species.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Aug 2010

BBC Life - Flyingfish footage

If you are a fish, one of the most effective ways to avoid a predator must be to leave the water.  Fishes have evolved different strategies to do just that, but few manage to do so as spectacularly as the flyingfishes. It is not uncommon to see a fish glide up to 200 m.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2010

BBC Life - Sailfish feeding

This amazing underwater footage shows an aggregation of Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, feeding on a school of baitfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2010