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Copenhagen

The People’s Orb has arrived in Copenhagen.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

How to detect newly introduced species

Museum scientists compared two strategies to predict the whereabouts of an introduced bee – one using climate suitability data and the other habitat preference. Find out which strategy worked best.
 

By: Dr John Gollan, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Micropredators lurk among the seaweed

Argentinean and Australian Museum scientists have discovered a guild of micropredators living on seaweeds in the coastal waters of southern New South Wales.

By: Dr George D. F. (Buz) Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Australian Museum Members Survey Results

Results of two surveys of Austalian Museum Members - 1998 and 2001

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Nov 2009

Museum education blogs

There are a range of other museums and cultural institutions that host blogs related to teachers and education. Here's a selection of some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Nov 2009

What is the Teacher Talk Blog?

What is the Teacher Talk Blog and what might I find here?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 26 Nov 2009

Web to classroom workshops

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.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Nov 2009

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The price of overconsumption and the lack of recycling plastics has created The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a soupy mix of plastics floating around in the Pacific Ocean.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2009

Audience Development Master Class 2009

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.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Nov 2009

Big themes for 2010

As the Museum goes into the next stage of corporate planning what are the big themes we need to consider?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Nov 2009