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Gamification, Audiences and Social Good

Gamification is an emerging practice involving applying game elements and design techniques to non-game contexts. What are some of the benefits and potential risks in museum contexts?

By: Chris Lang, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2012

DigiVol:Let's celebrate......100,000 images taken

Since May, 2011 DigiVol volunteer digitisers have taken over 100,000 images from Entomology, Malacology and Archival Materials.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 10 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: 'Habitat road trip'

This week we go on a 'habitat road trip', as we watch Golden Perch in the green waters of Blowering Dam, a snailfish swimming in the ocean depths, a stargazer bursting from the sediment and pipefish living between the tentacles of an anemone in the clear waters of Komodo Island.  Thank you everyone!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Oct 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 3: Frontiers of Archaeology

From the prehistory of primates to space.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: We're back!

Despite the heat and some logistical challenges, we had a very productive time in East Timor. Eight dives were made and many specimens collected. The specimens will be shipped soon and then the process of identifying the 'small things' can begin in earnest. The week has been a short one, hence the paucity of new content.  Thanks as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2012

Museum2you wins award!

Museum2you is the proud winner of the Museums & Galleries National Award 2012 for best Temporary Exhibition.
 

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Sep 2012

Making land work?

Two pieces of sandalwood from Vanuatu provide a key for understanding the cultural ties between indigenous people and their land.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Sep 2012

Balinese Expressions # 1: Reunion with the Forge Collection

Jane Hubert and Olivia Forge visit Australian Museum

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Sep 2012

A Survey of our Surveyors (Timor-Leste Expedition)

After ten posts, you probably know what I thought of the trip ('twas great!), but what did our scientists make of their time in Timor?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2012

24 September: And That's A Wrap (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The collecting component of the Museum's biggest expedition in 100 years has come to an end. A look at the last day as well as a look back.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 25 Sep 2012