Work at Port Adelaide wharf c1930, South Australian Maritime Museum Photographic Collection

Class, grit and touch screens

Often overlooked and unnamed class exists in Australia. It is present in the homes we buy, the cars we drive, the schools we attend, the type of employment we have, and what we know about culture, high, popular or otherwise. Usually it doesn’t seem that important, maybe because we surround...

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Introducing Adam

Adam Paterson is one of two curators at the South Australian Maritime Museum. He works on exhibitions, research and collection management, among other things. Becoming a Curator I never really decided to become a curator! I’ve always loved visiting museums and heritage sites and that passion eventually led me to...

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Tweeting SA History

We’ve just finished taking part in Museum Week, along with over 3,500 other participants. This is a campaign on Twitter encouraging cultural institutions to share images, information, video, web links and more around daily themes set out on the Museum Week Website. Visitors to museums also take to Twitter to share their...

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Introducing Kristy

Kristy Rebbeck joined the History SA team recently as our new Marketing Manager. She manages marketing and publicity for History SA projects and events, as well as for the National Motor Museum, Migration Museum and South Australian Maritime Museum. She is also responsible for promoting History SA’s corporate image and raising sponsorship to...

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Queering The GLAM Sector

After attending Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference, right here in Adelaide, last year I have since been thinking about how the GLAM sector (Galleries Libraries Archives and Museums) works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex & Queer (LGBTIQ) communities in Australia. The Museums Association in the United Kingdom has a strong...

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Introducing Oliver

Oliver is the resident web developer here at History SA. When you see a History SA website or app, it’s likely that Oliver built it (or at least makes sure it stays up and running). These platforms are the most visible aspect of Oliver’s work, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg....

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#MuseumSelfie Day 2016

Good news history lovers, Wednesday 20th January is International #MuseumSelfie day! On this day museum fans from all around the world will be taking to Twitter and Instagram to share selfies at their favourite museums. This year is the third time the online event will take place, with two the previous...

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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...