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event: Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Conference "Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection Dispersal and the Cultivation of Knowledge"

06/12/2011 10:00
07/12/2011 18:00

For more information and to register, please visit: http://wallich.eventbrite.com

Conference Abstract:
This international, interdisciplinary conference will be held on the 6th and 7th December, 2011 at The Natural History Museum, London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on the general theme of South Asian natural history collections, with a special emphasis on those of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854). Wallich is a major figure in the history and development of botany in the nineteenth century. As Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden between 1817 and 1846, he undertook botanical expeditions, described new plant species, collected thousands of plant specimens amassing a large herbarium, and commissioned local artists to draw beautiful botanical watercolours. His work has therefore been extremely influential in South Asian natural history research. [read more...]

Location

Natural History Museum, London (6th December) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (7th December)
United Kingdom

event: MCN 2011 - Hacking The Museum

16/11/2011
19/11/2011

The annual Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference brings together a community of museum professionals interested in using technology to improve their organizations and enhance the visitor experience. It is not a conference purely for technologists - it's for anyone who wants to explore exciting opportunities, and tackle the unique challenges, associated with using technology in museums. This year's theme emphasizes the growing effort among our community to encourage a culture of innovation, agility and collaboration in their organizations. [read more...]

Location

Atlanta
United States

Omeka Plugin Rush 2010

I wanted to let everyone know about the Omeka Plugin Rush 2010. Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

We are currently accepting applications to create one of several Omeka plugins:

FlickrImporter
AnonymousTagging
MetaComplete
Flowplayer
FeedImporter

Participants will be honored with some Omeka swag, a spot in our Developers' Hall of Fame, and a small sum of money.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but all plugins are due by 5/1/2010. [read more...]

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