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Reclaiming the trust

History SA is now the History Trust of South Australia. Those of you with long memories might realise this is a return to our original name, which has in fact remained our ‘legal’ name. The History Trust of South Australia is a statutory authority reporting to Parliament through the Minister...

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Tips for creating engaging museum interactives

This post comes on the tail end of designing and developing two touch screen interactives for History SA; one promoting the South Australian Maritime Museum’s new Living in Port app and one for the Migration Museum’s new Freedom exhibit. Since I’ve been living in the world of touchscreens I thought...

Let’s Talk About Hacking…

Museum professionals are always searching for new ideas and ways to push the boundaries of their work and be innovative. It is then the job of the savvy professional to work out how to balance the tensions between traditional museum practice and exploring new ways of connecting with audiences. I...

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Motor Museum Memories

My brainwave for the opening of the Holden Pavilion of Australian Motoring was fine – as long as nothing went wrong. I had been Director of the National Motor Museum for just eighteen months and was about to benefit from a decade of lobbying by my predecessor, John Cashen, for...