Fresh & New(er)

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Entries from September 16th, 2009

A new strategic plan for the Powerhouse

September 16th, 2009 9 Comments

A few days ago we published our new Strategic Plan to be implemented over the next couple of years. The plan has come together through focus groups with external stakeholders, communities, specialists; as well as a long process of rethinking and reorganisation within the Museum as well. This has been the most broadly consultative ‘strategic […]


Common Ground – The Global Flickr Commons Meetup October 2 & 3

September 3rd, 2009 Comments Off

Common Ground – The Global Flickr Commons Meetup October 2 & 3 On October 2 & 3, depending on where you are in the world a group of institutions who have put photographs into the Commons on Flickr are having a ‘meet up’. The Powerhouse is hosting the Sydney one on Saturday October 3, 630-9pm. […]


Research into the value of public sector information for cultural institutions

September 2nd, 2009 Comments Off

The Australian Government 2.0 Taskforce is calling for quotes for a range of research projects. Project #6 (pdf) is a quick turnaround project examining the ‘value of public sector information for cultural institutions’. AU$40,000 is available with a quote deadline of 9 September. Report due by 19 October. Scope: Assess and quantify the economic and […]


Introducing About NSW – maps, census visualisations, cross search

September 2nd, 2009 8 Comments

Well here’s an alpha release of something that we’ve been working on forever (well, almost 2 years). It is called About NSW and is a bit of a Frankenstein creation of different data sets mashed together by a sophisticated backend. The project began with an open-ended brief to be a cross-sectorial experiment in producing new […]