Reflections on a kangaroo and a butterfly

Reflections on a kangaroo and a butterfly – posted by Maggie Reilly, curator of Zoology at The Hunterian   In our exhibition ‘The Kangaroo and the Moose’ (http://tinyurl.com/jr3oplu) a kangaroo …

Volunteering with children

When I first came to visit the RE-THINK space it was last year as a student during my Museum and Galleries Curating Course. I would have never imagined to be …

What to do with a kangaroo?

by Lucy Yates, Travellers’ Tails project manager On 15 July 1770 Joseph Banks wrote, ‘The Beast which was killd yesterday was today Dressd for our dinners and provd excellent meat.’ …

Tales from a Digital Explorer

by Fidian Warman, Director of SODA There’s been a whole lot of coding, soldering and cabinetry since we kicked off Travellers’ Tails in December 2014 and here are a a …

Australian Animals at The Hunterian

Dr Peter Koene Encouraging the public into the main Museum, after viewing ‘The Kangaroo and the Moose’ in the Art Gallery, has been an important aim of the project from the …

Back to reality

I have journeyed back home after an amazing month exploring New Zealand. Yet again I was blown away by its epic landscapes, rich cultural foundations and natural mystique. Something that …

Reflections on a kangaroo and a butterfly

posted by Maggie Reilly, curator of Zoology at The Hunterian   In our exhibition ‘The Kangaroo and the Moose’ (http://tinyurl.com/jr3oplu) a kangaroo and some butterflies that once, 250 years ago, …

Cloth from the Mulberry Tree

I’m interested in costume history, so on my first morning as a volunteer, I was delighted to find a piece of tapa cloth in the ReThink Exploration space. It is …

2015 Round Up

The end of 2015 finishes with a bang for me with the fruition of some really important elements of my residency thus far. Last week saw the culmination of my …

Sea Hear workshop with Children

Exploration is about seeing things that are new (or not so new!) fully and with our eyes wide open. It is about the ability to focus and clarify what we …

Digital Explorer

I’ve just been playing on the new Digital Explorer tool in Re:Think. This is a lovely new interface which allows you to build your own mini ‘island’ museum  by collecting …

Island Exploring

Since my September post the expedition trips for Who is the land have accelerated in frequency and distance. As a part of our movement research and cultivation of film material Stacie …

We need your stories!

As I mentioned in my last post, as a part of the choreographic film-Who is the land, I am making with Stacie Lee Bennett for display at the National Maritime …