Another Thursday, another #throwbackthursday post. This time I’m assisting my colleagues at the Museums Australia National Office source examples of best practices, how to guides, templates and any other resources to publish on the new website (currently in development) to help out small, regional museums. Museums Australia (MA) is our national peak membership body representing and advocating for the museums and galleries sector across Australia.
Associated with MA, we are holding our annual MEET session – a professional development day where museum educators, evaluation and technology folks get together to share ideas, programs, successes and failures and new thinking. This year’s topic is Doing Things Differently, Making a Difference, and we will be converging on the State Library of Victoria and the Arts Centre Melbourne next Wednesday. We are lucky to be joined by Adam Rozan, the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, as well as the usual Aussie suspects! And, it’s not too late to book your place.
I plan to use MEET as one way to source resources but also wanted to put it out more widely. What are your go-to places when you are looking at:
- Developing an educational program?
- Working with students and teachers?
- Developing, conducting and reporting on an evaluation / visitor research study?
- Developing an exhibition or public program?
- Developing a digital product?
- Using social media?
- Keeping up with trends and new thinking?
- Organisational change?
- Or anything else??
Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments section here, or tweet me @lyndakelly61 and use the hashtag #MEET16.
As promised, here’s some of my go-to places:
- Art Museum Teaching website
- Audience Research 101
- Audience Research Unit @austmus
- Centre for the Future of Museums blog
- Frankly Green and Webb blog
- How to write an audience development plan
- Know Your Own Bone website
- Leadership Matters blog
- Museums Australia Victoria Resource page
- Museum Questions website
- Museums and the Web paper archive
- Student Learning in Museums – what do we know?
Looking forward to hearing from you – follow us on Twitter #MEET16 next Wednesday 5 October for some productive fun!