September 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Smithsonian Education Online Conference: Climate Change:

Between 29 Sept and 1st October theThe Smithsonian Education Online Conference: Climate Change will be occurring. You can follow the conversations between the Smithsonian and the general public, before, during, and after the conference at http://siclimate.smithsonianeducation.org/



You can register for the online conference at http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/professional_development/conference/2009/climate_change/index.html



Looks like it will be a very… Continue

Added by Angelina Russo on September 29, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Travel to Austrailia

We live in the US. If we make a trip to Australia, we would love to visit a few museums. We are looking for suggestions on places to visit. Any ideas? We would still need to line up airline tickets, International travel insurance, and set a date. Thanks!

Added by Cindy Fallsen on September 26, 2009 at 4:15 — 3 Comments

Federal Government's proposed National Compact

The federal government has recently opened general consultations with the Third Sector – the community, not-for-profit (NFP) sector. The government proposes a National Compact concerning the principles and agreements that should frame and shape government dealings with the sector.



Senator Ursula Stephens, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, who is responsible for development of the National Compact, highlights the development of the national compact… Continue

Added by Lee Scott on September 16, 2009 at 19:43 — 1 Comment

Opening Australias Archives - discussion forum information

The Queensland University of Technology, the Creative Commons Clinic and Creative Commons Australia invite you to a free discussion forum:



Opening Australias Archives



Digital technologies have drastically changed the landscape of creating, collecting and providing access to cultural materials. As linear models of knowledge and cultural production are supplanted by more distributed, collaborative networking models, Australias cultural institutions are increasingly… Continue

Added by Lee Scott on September 16, 2009 at 19:30 — No Comments

Why would I do such a thing?

As part of the 2009 Ultimo science Festival the Powerhouse Museum hosted two nights of Dark Science - the first Flesh was dedicated to the understanding of the biology of skin and pain. The second, Psyche, was to focus on the translation of the physical and physiological responses of our bodies into sensations and feelings, our emotional responses like fear.



The nights have all been abley reported at the 10daysofscience nsw natuional science week blog…



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Added by Derek Williamson on September 14, 2009 at 17:19 — No Comments

Exhibitions - reflections on Robert Janes's thoughts on an 'intractable habit'

In Robert Janes's recent book "Museums in a Troubled World" he talks about museum exhibitions as the mainstay and one of the defining features of all museums. Along with this, "all museum workers are involved in this enterprise in one way or another and all museums struggle daily with producting exhibitions and marketing… Continue

Added by Angelina Russo on September 10, 2009 at 12:30 — 9 Comments

Advancing Common Ground

Museums Australia in association with Museums Australia National Council Face to Face Meeting is hosting a special sectorial meeting in Melbourne next week. This meeting will provide an opportunity to outline and strengthen current issues of common cause. The purpose is to achieve a more cohesive common advocacy platform for the advancement of the sector as whole.



Advancing Common Ground will consider the position of the museums/galleries sector against the background of the… Continue

Added by maHub on September 9, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

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