Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snapshots of Remote Communities 2010 - Road trip Day 1 (Travel to Albany)

In 2010, the National Museum of Australia's outreach project, Snapshots of Remote Communities, is being conducted in partnership with the Western Australia Museum Albany and the Western Australian Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder and a number of schools in both regions.

is a photography and storytelling project through which students learn about their
communities, local history and how museums work through developing an exhibition to showcase their learning and experiences.

Students' photographs will become part of an exhibition at their school, at their partner museum and online at the National Museum Snapshots page. Past exhibitions of Snaps
hots can be seen here.

To commence 2010 project activities, project mascot, Ned and I, a Senior Education Officer with the National Museum, are travelling to Western Australia to meet our museum partners and some of the participating teachers.

Along the way, Ned and I will be taking some of our own snapshots to document this part of the project...we are looking forward to the trip!

2 Feb 2010 Canberra to Perth to Albany, Western Australia

In transit - Ned taking a coffee break during our stop over in Sydney airport before the 3337km flight to Perth.

Names and places in WA
- checking departure times at the Perth airport...

Ned thinks Cloudbreak is a great name!

Buckle up
- Ned straps himself in for the 375km flight from Perth to Albany.

From the air - snapshots of the changing landscape from Perth to Albany: mines, farmland, river courses, red dirt tracks...can't wait to see some of this from the ground (and maybe the sky!) through the students' snapshots this year.

Arriving in Albany - the welcome from the Amazing Albany airport.

Albany is the oldest European settlement in Western Australia and was established shortly before Perth in 1826. 400km from Perth, Albany hugs the Southern Coast of WA.

Tomorrow we'll be visiting the Western Australian Museum Albany and travelling to two of our Albany schools.

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