The Gold Museum Ballarat (Australia) manages the collections of The Sovereign Hill Museums Association (SHMA) and serves as the regional museum for the Ballarat and central goldfields area. The Association holds some 100,000 items located at both the Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum and in the Gold Museum. Collections in the Outdoor Museum are focused on the gold mining and social history of Ballarat, with key collections in mining technology and the working and domestic lives of the people of Ballarat.
The Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards are held every year as part of the Museums Australia conference. They recognise excellence in exhibitions, publications and websites within the Australian and New Zealand museum sector. This year one of our clients, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, won the Best Website (Category A – large organisations) award.
The River & Rowing Museum, UK launched their new and improved website in 2012. The redesign aimed to create a clean modern look to the site with better use of photography as well as creating a more engaging user experience. We incorporated new technologies using an open source content management system that would be easier for staff to use and allow for on-going upgrades. The previous site already had access to the collection through the Vernon browser, but this site was
The North Otago Museum holds an impressive photographic collection comprising of over 500,000 photographs of North Otago people and places, ranging in date from the 1860’s up to the present day. These photographs are on a range of media including glass plates, cellulose negatives and paper prints. For over twenty years this valuable collection was housed in two safes within the main museum building. The environment within both safes was unsuitable for the storage of photographic collections, with temperature and
or from Casula to Melbourne and back again, an eye-opening experience