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What's in the Box - Outside the Museum

I don't get out of the Box to visit many schools because Museum in a Box keeps me very busy in Sydney, so when the opportunity arose I jumped at the chance to visit some regional schools.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 May 2010

This week in Fish: Parental care damselfishes and Leatherjacket Louse

Highlights for this week include an exchange of comments on parental care and 'glancing' in the Spiny Puller.  We view a new movie of a strangly-coloured Reticulate Whipray, learn about a Leatherjacket Louse and enjoy 40 new fact sheets have been migrated from the old site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2010

BugWise and new technologies

How can BugWise take advantage of all the great new technology available today? Would BugWise on a smart phone application be useful? or a Twitter account to Tweet your results? We are looking for new ways to make BugWise accessible and exciting.

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 May 2010

What's in the Box - Minibeast Magnified

The Museum in a Box®  - Insects contains collecting equipment and material to conduct minibeast surveys in the school grounds.  To test out all the equipment and activities we visited students at Ermington Public School.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 May 2010

Museum visitors and learning identities

My thesis investigated adult museum visitors’ learning identities. Here’s some of what I concluded in my thesis about identity based on my extensive doctoral research.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2010

How has identity been described in a museum context?

Second post about identity outlining what has been written about identity in the museum context.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2010

What is identity?

Attended a talk by John Falk about identity and thought might be useful to post some of the literature I reviewed in my thesis about identity generally.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2010

Who is the public? A talk by John Falk

Who is the Public? Research in Identity in Museums, a talk by John Falk, Oregon State University, 18 May 2010.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2010

Renovation!

After nearly a quarter of a century the Museums Mineral Gallery has had a face lift.

By: Glenn Ferguson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 May 2010

Web2spider at Ermington Public School

Despite the cold weather the students found a number of golden orbs, leaf-curl spider, black house spiders (Badumna spp), Araneus species and others.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 May 2010