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Inspiring the Technological Imagination: the Future of Museums and Libraries in a Digital Age

Here's a great resource about musuems and libraries in the digital world.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 May 2010

Update of The Plastiki Expedition

After nearly a couple of weeks on xmas island the Plastiki with new crew members set sail for Fiji – or say they thought!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste awards announced

What a spectacular and inspiring 2010 Fashion Less Waste parade. The judges choices were hard... Each finalist outfit was mostly made from recycled materials, was inspired by one or more Australian animal, and was fabulous. But in the end, some lucky students had to be chosen as winners and runners-up. Who are they? Where can you see their outfits on display?

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 May 2010

This week in Fish: Mystery skeleton and great images

This week the international fish community worked together to identify a very strange skeleton.  Some beautiful new images have been added to the site, notably those of a Whale Shark and Fimbriate Moray.  We are also delighted to be able to show an image of a very rare tapetail (baby whalefish) taken by divers in Bali.  The text for another 48 pages has been migrated from the old site!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2010

USA Trip 2010: Impressions from a land far far away

Been travelling in the States. First to Washington to present the George Brown Goode Memorial Lecture at the Smithsonian (talk titled How Web 2.0 is Changing the Nature of Museum Work), then to the American Association of Museums Conference in Los Angeles (presentation titled The Museum’s new website: transforming educational audiences). Here’s my notes/impressions of the state of our sector.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2010

Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop

The second Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop was held in Sydney on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2010. The workshop allowed museum exhibition and graphic designers to share sustainable design solutions with an emphasis on practical advice and case studies and including a focus on lighting innovations.

By: Gabrielle Tydd, Tim Ralph, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 May 2010

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