• Lifelong Learning

    Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology Part 2

    My second lot of quick notes from Stephen’s parallel session at the Museums Australia 2010 conference. Note – these have been cut and pasted from Twitter so are very brief!

  • Lifelong Learning

    Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology

    My quick notes from Stephen’s talk at the Museums Australia 2010 conference

  • Science

    What's in a name?

    Arggghhhh!  Nothing gets my goat more than reading a novel or a report that shows a scientific name with both the genus and species names with upper case letters or neither word in italics.

  • Lifelong Learning

    2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on the key drivers

    “The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), the museum-focused branch of the New Media Consortium (NMC), released the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. This specially-focused edition of the annual Horizon Report series considers technology use in museum sett

  • Lifelong Learning

    2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on significant challenges

    This is the second of three posts about the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition which considers technology use in museum settings. This post provides commentary on the six significant challenges identified in the report.

  • Lifelong Learning

    2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on technologies to watch

    This is the third and final post about the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition which considers technology use in museum settings. This post provides commentary on the technologies to watch identified in the report.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Eel with a 'fishing rod tongue'

    It's been a massive movie week! Also featured this week are fantastic images in the Whitespotted Anglerfish gallery. The 'strangest-fish-of-the-week' award has to go to Glenoglossa wassi.  This eel lacks a common name and has a tongue like a fishing rod.

  • Museullaneous

    Natural history specimens as social media stars: Mr Blobby

    Natural history specimens as social media stars? How (and why) did the Australian Museum get into the social media space and what are we doing there?

  • Museullaneous

    Kids Teaching Kids - Solutions in the Works

    Kids Teaching Kids is an amazing program that places environmental solutions to kids, "our future." One of the founders of this program argued that famous phrase we have all heard when we were young "you are the future" with the question "why can't I be the futur

  • Museullaneous

    Value Packaging for Families

    Families have a lot to consider before making the final decision to go to a museum. How do they make this decision? Why do they make this decision? The current strategy to appeal to an audience is by creating a two-way conversation between museum and visitor; however, this may not necessarily be

  • At The Museum

    Crocodile transfers

    In early September, Australian Museum’s beloved Freshwater Crocodile 'Stanley' left the Australian Museum after living for over two years in the Surviving Australia exhibition. Stan was replaced by three adorable new baby crocodiles that are now enjoying their new home.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Candiru and Slingjaw Wrasse

    This week we talk about the Candiru, a small fish that could give you big trouble.  You can watch the amazingly protrusible mouth of a Slingjaw Wrasse as it feeds and try to spot a newly settled Painted grinner buried in sand. Thank you as always to all our generous contributors!

  • Museullaneous

    Science in the City - The Final Lap!

    Although my final day approached, the remaining Museum staff would continue Science in the City for another two days, this time at the Australian Museum. This event left me quite inspired and worked with the best of people. And the buzz from the first day continued!

  • Museullaneous

    Science in the City - the Marathon Begins!

    With great excitement, Science in the City began! New to it all, I was caught in a whirlwind of energy and lots and lots of High school kids. Find out what buzz was stirred during the first day of Science in the City (16 August).

  • Museullaneous

    Science in the City - A Marathon of Heroes

    Science in the City (which also expands to Science in the Suburbs and Science in the Bush) is a week long event aimed at High school students of all grade levels. It is designed to encourage them towards an interest in the sciences and to expose them to the diverse fiel