New Museum Project audience survey data – Western Australia

Western Australian Museum ‘Changes’ gallery development

Audience Surveys and Fact Sheets

Changes gallery- Shaping the Future story area: Front-end evaluation of audience interest

Survey form: Shaping the Future

Fact sheet: Climate change related exhibitions 

The new Western Australian Museum (New Museum) is due to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in 2020. The New Museum will share the stories of our people and place, and act as a gateway to explore Western Australia (WA). The New Museum’s Changes gallery will explore the complex, enduring and significant relationship between people and the environment in WA. Changes shares the idea that WA’s land and water are precious resources, and that visitors’ actions can, and will, determine our future. Through the lens of multiple perspectives, it will explore the economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts of human engagement with our environment. As we learn from the past and think ahead, it will pose fundamental questions – what do we value? What do we want our State to look like in the future? What are we doing now to ensure the health of our State for a prosperous and sustainable future? Shaping the Future is one of seven main story areas within Changes.

While future focused content will feature throughout the entire Changes gallery, Shaping the Future will include a dedicated ‘hub’ (likely towards the end of the visitor journey), that will encourage visitors to form and reflect upon their own values and aspirations for the management and health of WA’s environment. It aims to spark discussion and debate, asks people to think and respond with their own comments, and invites them to consider how their own personal choices will influence the future of our State. Shaping the Future will invite participation and include visitor-generated content that is inspired by the stories and themes presented throughout the other main story areas in this gallery.

Alice Ryder
Senior Project Officer – Audience Advocate
New Museum Project
Western Australian Museum
Locked Bag 49
Welshpool DC  WA  6986  Australia

Emma Burns

Curator,
Natural Sciences Collection
Otago Museum 
emma.burns@otagomuseum.nz
Ph +64 |03| 479 3276419
Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand 
Emma’s background is in zoology, psychology and biological anthropology and her work focuses on exhibition content development, collections research and interpretation, implementing collection development strategy, and on projects that that seek to revive indigenous Māori aspects to natural science. Broadly, she is interested in history, ecology, human, and nature interactions including climate change. Currently, she is a trainee taxidermist and anatomist.

 

Mariko Yoshida

PhD student
Australian National University
ANU ACT 0200 Australia
Email: Mariko.yoshida@anu.edu.au
-Researching social ideas of climate “adaptation” and changes is current ecological thinking by looking at techno-scientific practices of oyster farming.

-Masters thesis on local interpretation and experiences of sea-level rise in Tuvalu (2013)

 

Thom Van Dooren

Environmental Humanities,
University of New South Wales, Australia
Email: thom.van.dooren@gmail.com 
Interests: Ethics and politics of conservation and extinction; wildlife management in the Anthropocene; Public environmental humanities; Field philosophy and collaborative public storytelling on environmental change.

 

Md. Mahmudur Rahman

German House
CFG
House-10/A, Road 90,Gulshan-2,
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
Mobile:  +8801911561912
Email: Mahmud_ju239@yahoo.com 
I am working climate change issues in Bangladesh. At the same time I am tracking climate change issues and negotiations locally and internationally. As you know Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country due to climate change. This country has not enough skill to deal with climate negotiations. I am trying as my personal level to raise the voice for the government of Bangladesh to deal better negotiations for international level. I have a blog Climate Change Issues Negotiations and Bangladesh Position where I’m tracking the latest information about the climate policy and other relevant initiative to disseminate to the maximum number of people.