Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from June 6th, 2011

Prototyping moveME – a location-aware indoor mobile App with tracking

June 6th, 2011 2 Comments

Last week at CeBIT the announcement came through that a project that has been under wraps for a little while now received NSW Government funding to move ahead. It is a collaborative project bringing together commercial partners with the Museum being used, as our Director puts it in the media release, “to directly support the […]


Powerhouse Object Name Thesaurus now available via our API!

June 2nd, 2011 2 Comments

Luke Dearnley is at LOD-LAM this week and he and Carlos Arroyo are pleased to publicly announce that the Powerhouse Object Name Thesaurus is now available through our API. The Object Name Thesaurus was developed by the Powerhouse Museum to standardise the terms used to describe its own collection. It was first published in 1995 […]


First of our walking tours is in the AppStore

June 1st, 2011 5 Comments

This week the first in a series of walking tour iPhone Apps went live in the AppStore. Here’s the skinny. This tour has been developed from a printed tour produced by Curator of Astronomy, Dr Nick Lomb, in 2009. It has been expanded to include a tour of the Sydney Observatory precinct, the Observatory, grounds, […]