7 Keys workshop at Grafton Museum

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Inquiry activity part of the ‘&keys’ workshop at Schaefer House. Photo Bill Boyd

There was an excellent turn out to the 7 Keys workshop run for the Museums Australia Far North chapter.  Those attending included volunteers from the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales including, Yamba, Ballina, New Italy, Alstonsville and as far north as the Tweed.  Volunteers of the Clarence River Historical Society hosted the meeting at their beautiful Schaefer House museum.

This was the first run through of the workshop – 7 keys to have kids curious about your museum.  Everyone seemed really engaged in the activities.

This workshop will be run again as part of the SEQ Small museums conference 27 October, 2013 in Brisbane.

Author: Janis Hanley

Janis Hanley creates education programs for museums. She has a strong interest in digital engagement. Her programs have received several Queensland National Trust awards. Janis is the Queensland representative of the Museums Australia Education committee, and founder/coordinator of MAEdQ - a Queensland Network for Museum Educators . Janis is currently researching the value of digital story telling in community museums.

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