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New Museum Research Projects

Lynda Kelly (Head of Learning, Australian National Maritime Museum) has announced that the museum has been successful in one of its Australian Research Council Linkage grants,
Transforming visualisation in museums: deep mapping for narrative coherence. 

The project aims to evaluate the use of interactive virtual environments in the museum context. Through creating the world’s first narrative-driven multi-user ‘deep mapping data browser’ to produce a visualisation of cultural heritage,  the project will be conducting user evaluation across three museum sites in Australia, Hong Kong and China. The intended outcomes include innovation in museum interpretation and transformation of public access to digital archives, as well as trialling new forms of evaluation/research techniques and processes.

The project is being headed up by Professor Sarah Kenderdine, University of New South Wales, with partners the University of California, Berkeley; City University of Hong Kong; the Australian National Maritime Museum; the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and other partners from China.

Lynda comments that:

We are very excited to be one of the 15 or so funded projects from the GLAM sector in this round and are very much looking forward to sharing our results over the next two years, so watch this space especially as I grapple with a whole new set of complex research challenges!

Successful 2015 ARC grants

Other 2015 ARC-funded projects involving CAMD museums as partners include:

  • investigating the importance of art-science collaborations in contemporary research.  The developed method to be applied to two major art-science exhibitions in Australia and international venues. (Powerhouse Museum)
  • exploring the unparalleled specialisations of the Baleen whale using 3D imaging, biomechanics and evolutionary analysis (Museum Victoria)
  • investigating the unexplored area of peptides and proteins found in Australian sea anemones with potential therapeutic and diagnostic applications. (Museum Victoria; Queensland Museum)
  • enhancing the relationship between quality teaching and effective use of innovative learning environments which use multi-modal, technology-enabled spaces. (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences)

See more information about these projects here.

Meredith Foley

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