Head of Learning, Australian National Maritime Museum
Digital excursions with a difference – supporting students in regional NSW to experience the HMB Endeavour, one of Australia’s greatest treasures. Join the conversation at VividSydney’s Beyond the Physical: Reimagining Digital Experiences in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Dr Lynda Kelly from the Australian National Maritime museum will talk on the outcomes from the pilot project and speculate on the future of technologies for museum learning. She will join panel members from 3P Learning, the Atlas of Living Australia, CSIRO Data61, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
The Australian National Maritime Museum has been working with CSIRO Data61 to enable students to tour and learn about the HMB Endeavour remotely through the use of “panommersive” technology. Students can explore the ship from their home or classroom using an advanced immersive learning environment. By recreating the HMB Endeavour digitally the museum can offer a rich and real-life learning environment to help children learn about this historically and scientifically significant vessel, with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related topics.
Dr Lynda Kelly is Head of Learning at the Australian National Maritime Museum, responsible for all visitor programs, formal education programs, including digital learning, and audience research. Previous to this Lynda was Manager of Online, Editing and Audience Research at the Australian Museum, responsible for developing and evaluating the Museum’s digital content and programs.
Lynda has been working in the research and evaluation fields since 1994 and in the museum industry since 1987, and has extensive knowledge of museum learning, new media and digital technologies. Lynda has published widely on audience research, learning and digital trends in the cultural sector.