Monday, August 8, 2011
Life and Literature Speaker: Ken Walker
Museum Victoria, Melbourne for almost 30 years. In Australia, a museum curator has 3 main tasks: Research, Collection Management and Public Programs. Thirty years of working with the public has given Ken an interesting perspective on what types of information the public wants and he uses this knowledge to create exhibitions, write popular insect and spider books and create websites to have fun learning about evidence based science. Ken's focus now is to transition museum-based science into information-based science, which have very different requirements and audiences.