Education & Audience Development over 20 staff

Here are the nominees for Education and Audience Development for organisations with 20 or more staff.

Sydney Living Museums

Hyde Park Barracks audio guide


The program consists of an innovative multi language audio guide for the Hyde Park Barracks, carefully developed to complement, extend and enrich the existing museum experience and increase access to deaf and hearing impaired audiences and non-English speaking visitors. Visitor evaluation and audience research confirmed a widespread demand for more personalised, story-based content, accessible to a wider audience. In response, the new 20 stop tour launched in August 2012 exposes previously hidden aspects of this World Heritage site – featuring people who lived in, worked on, or visited the site during the past two centuries with engaging insights into the building’s design, location and cultural heritage significance.

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Powerhouse Museum

Australia’s Greatest Inventions & Innovations

Australia’s Greatest Inventions & Innovations was a coordinated program that highlighted the Museum’s collection focus on objects relating to Australian innovation in science, industry and design. The Museum collaborated with local children’s author Christopher Cheng to retell the ideas and stories embedded in these objects. The result was a 184-page full-colour publication featuring 45 stories. A family trail connected ten object stories to seven permanent exhibitions with a small display containing three featured objects. An interactive quiz show using these object stories was the feature of the summer school holiday program and Christopher Cheng was guest author at the annual Writer Overnighter event.

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