Museums are excellent places for travellers to refresh, revive and refuel. Museums are also places to educate, entertain and enlighten folks.
When I mention ‘intangible natural heritage’ I frequently get a blank look, even from museum professionals.
The popular Museum Blogs site has just relaunched, and has a brand new baby sister site, Museum Podcasts
Museums have had the traditional function of storing, organising and interpreting the world’s artefacts. However, they are now being given the additional role of safeguarding the world from which these objects originate
Second Life, a free 3D virtual world where 16 and a half million users worldwide socialize, connect and create using voice and text chat. It is, in essence, a virtual museum.
Museum blogging – why bother?
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, theNational Museum of Scotland incorporates two wonderful buildings – one modern, the other a grand Victorian building known as the Royal Museum building.
Upon initial investigation is is easy to see that the new NZMuseums website is a wonder. This is for both users and museums alike. It certainly seems that it is another step towards the empowerment of local communities throughout the nation as well as the reinforcement of the national collections.
It’s great to be blogging on this newly launched website, NZMuseums.National Services Te Paerangi, a team at New Zealand’s national museumMuseum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa have worked hard with the museum sector to get this site off the ground.
The invitation to write a blog for the new website arrived just as I prepared to set off for a week’s holiday in New Zealand with my wife Julia- so I said ‘yes’ and here it is.