Posts tagged with communications

Tape Art: Day One… it begins!

  • The first group of portraits
  • kite
  • Erica Duthie, with one of her first portrait subjects, Henriette
  • underneath the sign

  It’s a sunny Thursday with lots of people popping past the front façade of Te Papa. What better conditions in which to transform the exterior walls of the national museum into a piece of impromptu social art. Tape artist Erica Duthie and her partner Struan Ashby will spend the next four days constructing images… Read more »

Museum science dissections – a new trend?

It seems like New Zealand museums are setting a new trend for staging scientific dissections of big interesting animals and getting the public involved in them online. It’s a great way to engage visitors with the scientific activities of natural history museums – it takes the behind-the-scenes stuff out into the public arena. And it… Read more »

What are we looking for in the throat?

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A blog from Bruce Reidenberg  The pygmy right whale – chin on. You can see first incisions. Dr. Joy Reidenberg has examined larynges (voice boxes) of many aquatic and terrestrial mammals.  There are unique adaptations of whales to life in the water.  One of these adaptations is the use of sound.  Whales tend to make… Read more »