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.
The Huia Settlers Museum is nestled between the forest of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour, in a lovely rural, seaside setting. It records the lives of the settlers in the area.
Sawmilling was a major industry on the West Coast, particularly from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shantytown’sworking sawmill used to tell the industry’s story but changing technology and economics meant that by 2005 it was no longer viable to continue operating the mill. The mill closed and planning began for a new interactive experience.
Museum blogging – why bother?
Our feature exhibition ‘Bold as Brass’ brings together a superb collection of cars of the Brass Era.
A visit into the Film Archive collection, via our main building in central Wellington, or our Auckland office on K Road or throughout the country at our Video Access Sites in various galleries and libraries, is like hitching a ride with the Cowie family (pictured left) on their summer holiday adventure.
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.
Oxford’s first telephone exchange was sited at the Railway Station. The railway system has long since gone. It was manned by operators (no automatic exchanges then, as we know today). The callers connected by the operator to the line they wanted.
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.
The heritage of the lower Clutha is a tapestry of stories relating to the ability to negotiate and utilise the Clutha (Matau-Au) River. These Historical fundamentals are reflected in the archives and artefacts housed in the South Otago Museum.