Museums Connecting the edge
May18

Museums Connecting the edge

As I was going over my notes from day 1 of the Museums Australia Conference in Launceston I was struck that it read a bit like a poem – so I nudged it into one. Here are the ideas and words of wisdom from the speakers on the day… I Resurection, Relevance a new audience found Finding relevance in a contemporary community Standards ever increasing Outlook change evidence audience Shrinking numbers of arts journalist As...

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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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The Museum Game
Oct11

The Museum Game

This blog continues the series on Digital Games and Learning.  Today’s blog looks at a great use of iPads at the Australian National Museum. The Museum game is a very clever use of I-pads in a museum.  The game was designed by the National Museum, Canberra.  It is a brilliant example of using some of the best features of digital gaming, and creating an absorbing learning game.  There is not even a whiff of broccoli about this...

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