Great kids activity booklet from QM’s ‘Hidden Treasures’ Exhibition
Jan23

Great kids activity booklet from QM’s ‘Hidden Treasures’ Exhibition

I only caught up with the ‘Hidden Treasures’ from Afghanistan exhibition this week.  While the destruction of the Kabul Museum is quite disturbing and a big loss to world heritage, the recovery of items by the museums’ staff is inspiring.  It is a story the sparks many questions and lines of inquiry, since it was done in secret, and many thought these treasure were lost for quite some time.   I wonder about the tough...

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iPads at Museums: ‘History in Place’ for Year 9
Nov06

iPads at Museums: ‘History in Place’ for Year 9

I am incredibly inspired by the History in Place Project (HIP).  HIP  provides a template for creating activities for students with iPads at museums to create movies about their  experience.  Jo Clyne from History Teachers Association of  Victoria’s (HTAV), delivered a paper in conjunction with Culture Victoria,  at the Museums Australia conference in May.   So when the year nine history teachers from Southport High approached...

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Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean
Nov05

Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean

Take One Project at the Ashmolean Museum Museum School Collaboration: this Youtube clip featuring the Take One project at the Ashmolean Museum shows the results of the collaboration between the Ashmolean museum and schools.  You don’t need to be a large museum to do this though.  The idea of the take-one project is to feature  one museum object.  Teachers were invited in to the museum to select which object was to be the...

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Top Gun – Top site!
Oct30

Top Gun – Top site!

  Recently we visited the F111 Museum Evans Head.  (Its full name is the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage  Aviation Museum).  It was the first day the museum was showcasing its F111 Cockpit experience.  My eleven year old was super keen. The museum is brand new, and is fortunate enough to be allocated the care of one of only six F111s to be placed in museums around Australia.  The historic society got the green light last...

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Small Museum Education Programs for schools
Oct25

Small Museum Education Programs for schools

We offer a range of reasonably priced half day workshops, specifically designed for the needs of Small Museums.  These workshops are deigned to assist museum volunteers to put together their own engaging museum education programs for schools.  They are an ideal way to bring your museum volunteers together to collaborate on creating great education programs. Half day workshops are , conducted at your museum.  Extra charges may apply...

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