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Visitors' Interest in Science

This post summarises a number of studies that have looked at visitors' interest in science at museums.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Sep 2009

First census of Australian coral reef polychaetes

To learn more about the types and distributions of polychaete species inhabiting Australia’s coral reefs, Museum scientists are conducting a census, using specimens from museum collections and new material to be collected during expeditions in 2009.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2009

Listening to teachers

We invited a group of teachers to spend a day with us to contribute to the development of our learning resources. They left us with some important messages.

By: Pauline Fitzgerald, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Sep 2009

'Categorising visitors'?

I have been asked how (and why) researchers categorise visitors. Well, here's some of the ways they do that (and a little speculation as to why they do that)!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2009

Visitors talk biodiversity

What do Museum visitors think the term biodiversity means?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 28 Aug 2009

Intergenerational communication is the way forward

The International Children’s and Youth Conference on the Environment. Daejeon, South Korea provides an opportunity for adults, youth and children to work together on climate change.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 27 Aug 2009

Science in the City Feedback

The Audience Research Unit has been evaluating the Museum's Science in the City program since 2001. Feedback is always good and here's an example of a satisfied customer from 2009:

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 26 Aug 2009

Biodiversity Exhibition Evaluations

A question from Georgina Bishop, Natural History Museum, London...

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

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Attendees at the 20th Anniversary Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner share their thoughts about the evening.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Aug 2009

In South Korea

Seoul city and the week ahead for the International Children’s Conference on the Environment.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 16 Aug 2009