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Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:52 news

Temporary closure of the Play Space

Child playing the xylophone

The Play Space in the Perth Cultural Centre will be undergoing maintenance in mid-April while heritage conservation works are conducted on the facade of the Museum, in preparation for the New Museum

The Play Space will be closed for a few months and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will be taking the opportunity to conduct some maintenance on the instruments and equipment.

While it is closed, why not come into the Museum and explore our galleries and Discovery Centre?  We're still open and there is lots to see and do. 

For information on when the Play Space will re-open keep an eye on the Perth Cultural Centre website. 

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Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:56 post

Survey Infograph

Your Museum, Your Say

In late 2014 we asked people to tell us what they wanted to see, experience and do in the New Museum for Western Australia, which is due to open in Perth in 2020. More than 400 people completed the survey and these are the headline results.


We would like to thank everyone who had their say about the New Museum for WA.



Topics of most interest:
Our Environment: Animals, Oceans, Ancient Life.
Our Peoples: Mysteries, First Peoples, Early Settlers.
Our Industries: Science, Innovation, Technology.
Our Museum: Current Research, Future Role.


People want to be able to…
Have fun, be inspired, discover, be challenged, explore, control their own experience, have an emotional experience, belong, be immersed, reflect on their own identity, learn, have a social experience, share, show others.
Over-all, people want to feel a connection to WA; get a sense of place and history.


Biggest issues facing WA…
Climate change, environment and sustainability, mining, technology and innovation, water.
Groups who will have the biggest impact on WA’s future…
Politicians, young people, immigrants, scientists and researchers, mining industry.



In the New Museum, people want to…
See…

Stories and displays about Western Australia's people and environment, animals, dinosaurs, history.
Interactive, immersive and multi-sensory exhibits.
Plenty on offer for diverse audiences, especially children.
Frequently changing, temporary exhibitions, something new.
 

Be able to…
Learn, especially about Western Australia.
Touch and interact.
Control/direct own experience.
Share experience with family or friends.
 

Feel…
Inspired, awed, excited, entertained.
Connected to WA, included.
Learn something new.
Comfortable, welcome, safe.
 

Come away with…
A greater appreciation for WA.
Feel more connected.
New knowledge
Positive memories
A desire to come back.
 

Would be proud of the Museum because it…
Is world class & a major attraction for the State.
Showcases diversity of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Is accessible, family friendly.
Is forward thinking, provocative, innovative.



The New Museum team would like to sincerely thank everyone who completed the survey. A more detailed report will be available soon. For more information please contact newmuseum@museum.wa.gov.au.

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Alice Ryder
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:54 post

Teachers, have your say about learning experiences for the New Museum

We’re calling for teachers of all year groups to have input into the New Museum.

Complete our survey and tell us about the types of learning experiences, resources and programming you would like to see developed for the New Museum. The survey takes 7 – 10 minutes and will help us plan and program for the future.

Thanks!

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY AND HELP US DECIDE.

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New Museum
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:24 news

Contractors invited to submit interest to design, construct New Museum

The New Museum for Western Australia reached a major milestone today with the State Government inviting local and international contractors to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to design and construct the New Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The New Museum will open to the public in 2020 with a landmark new building that integrates with the heritage buildings. This invitation is the first step in the procurement process to develop the new facility.

This is a momentous time for WA as we develop a Museum that will share the stories of our people and places from around this vast State.

You can be a part of it. Have your say.  Share your story.  We want to hear from you. 

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Renae Woodhams
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:37 post

That's My Bigger Picture - that's our curator of fishes!

Dr Glenn Moore from our Aquatic Zoology department is featuring in the latest campaign for the Bigger Picture initiative. (He's the one in the wetsuit!)

Glenn is helping to put the spotlight on the many people who are involved in, and who will benefit from, the State’s Bigger Picture projects, including the New Museum.

You might spot him on billboards and bus shelters around Perth. If you do take a snap and tag it #bigpicperth

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Admin Admin
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:56 post

Survey Infograph

Your Museum, Your Say

In late 2014 we asked people to tell us what they wanted to see, experience and do in the New Museum for Western Australia, which is due to open in Perth in 2020. More than 400 people completed the survey and these are the headline results.


We would like to thank everyone who had their say about the New Museum for WA.



Topics of most interest:
Our Environment: Animals, Oceans, Ancient Life.
Our Peoples: Mysteries, First Peoples, Early Settlers.
Our Industries: Science, Innovation, Technology.
Our Museum: Current Research, Future Role.


People want to be able to…
Have fun, be inspired, discover, be challenged, explore, control their own experience, have an emotional experience, belong, be immersed, reflect on their own identity, learn, have a social experience, share, show others.
Over-all, people want to feel a connection to WA; get a sense of place and history.


Biggest issues facing WA…
Climate change, environment and sustainability, mining, technology and innovation, water.
Groups who will have the biggest impact on WA’s future…
Politicians, young people, immigrants, scientists and researchers, mining industry.



In the New Museum, people want to…
See…

Stories and displays about Western Australia's people and environment, animals, dinosaurs, history.
Interactive, immersive and multi-sensory exhibits.
Plenty on offer for diverse audiences, especially children.
Frequently changing, temporary exhibitions, something new.
 

Be able to…
Learn, especially about Western Australia.
Touch and interact.
Control/direct own experience.
Share experience with family or friends.
 

Feel…
Inspired, awed, excited, entertained.
Connected to WA, included.
Learn something new.
Comfortable, welcome, safe.
 

Come away with…
A greater appreciation for WA.
Feel more connected.
New knowledge
Positive memories
A desire to come back.
 

Would be proud of the Museum because it…
Is world class & a major attraction for the State.
Showcases diversity of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Is accessible, family friendly.
Is forward thinking, provocative, innovative.



The New Museum team would like to sincerely thank everyone who completed the survey. A more detailed report will be available soon. For more information please contact newmuseum@museum.wa.gov.au.

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Alice Ryder
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:54 post

Teachers, have your say about learning experiences for the New Museum

We’re calling for teachers of all year groups to have input into the New Museum.

Complete our survey and tell us about the types of learning experiences, resources and programming you would like to see developed for the New Museum. The survey takes 7 – 10 minutes and will help us plan and program for the future.

Thanks!

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY AND HELP US DECIDE.

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New Museum
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:52 news

Temporary closure of the Play Space

Child playing the xylophone

The Play Space in the Perth Cultural Centre will be undergoing maintenance in mid-April while heritage conservation works are conducted on the facade of the Museum, in preparation for the New Museum

The Play Space will be closed for a few months and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will be taking the opportunity to conduct some maintenance on the instruments and equipment.

While it is closed, why not come into the Museum and explore our galleries and Discovery Centre?  We're still open and there is lots to see and do. 

For information on when the Play Space will re-open keep an eye on the Perth Cultural Centre website. 

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New Museum
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:24 news

Contractors invited to submit interest to design, construct New Museum

The New Museum for Western Australia reached a major milestone today with the State Government inviting local and international contractors to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to design and construct the New Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The New Museum will open to the public in 2020 with a landmark new building that integrates with the heritage buildings. This invitation is the first step in the procurement process to develop the new facility.

This is a momentous time for WA as we develop a Museum that will share the stories of our people and places from around this vast State.

You can be a part of it. Have your say.  Share your story.  We want to hear from you. 

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New Museum
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 21:26 news

Top team recruited for New Museum Project

portrait of Julie Finch

The current head of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom has been appointed to direct Western Australia’s New Museum project.

New project director Julie Finch has been selected by the WA Museum from a high-level field of international candidates to deliver one of the most significant museum projects in the world. Read the Minister's full statement here.

Update: 

New Museum Project Director Julie Finch will step down and return to Britain at the end of October due to personal reasons.

WA Museum creative director Trish McDonald, who has been working on the project since its inception, will  take over from Julie on 24 October 2014.

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