Virtual learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of free virtual learning sessions.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Virtual learning session in Melbourne Museum's DNA lab

These engaging and interactive free virtual experiences provide access to experts and behind-the-scenes spaces across Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum. 

Sessions: Term 4

Meet the Museum for Design & Technology Week

To celebrate Design and Technology week (15–21 October) Museums Victoria are hosting two virtual learning sessions where students can learn about possible career pathways in communication design and what is involved in exhibition design.

Communication Design with Jacob Tolo

Monday 15 october 2018, 2.00PM–2.30PM
SUITABLE FOR secondary and tertiary STUDENTS

Meet Museum Victoria’s Senior Communication Designer, Jacob Tolo. Born in Samoa, Jacob was raised and studied Graphic Design in Auckland New Zealand. Having worked in publishing, advertising and a variety of design studios in both Auckland and Melbourne, Jacob also has a background in curating, making and exhibiting. Having initiated artist run galleries and an arts festival over the past 6 years. Jacob’s current obsession is with the digital projection and crossovers between art and design.

Jacob will be discussing his latest design project at Scienceworks, Beyond Perception – Seeing the Unseen – an immersive and interactive exhibition focusing on waves in physics aimed at teen audiences. Jacob worked as lead Communication Designer on the project.

Communication Design with Jo Pritchard

Wednesday 17 october 2018, 2.00PM–2.30PM
SUITABLE FOR secondary and tertiary STUDENTS

On Wednesday afternoon meet Museum Victoria’s Senior Communication Designer, Jo Pritchard. Prior to landing her dream job within the Exhibitions Department at Museums Victoria, Jo undertook a range of roles within the design industry. Her experience encompasses a broad range of design activities, including visual identity, magazine and book publishing, art direction, digital media and illustration.

Jo will share her experience working (and playing!) as the Lead Communication Designer on the award-winning Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum.


Past virtual learning sessions 

Click on the links below to watch excerpts from past virtual learning sessions.

Presenting talking to Dr. Jake Owens

Giant panda conservation

With biologist Dr Jake Owens from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding live from IMAX Melbourne.

Museums Victoria staff member hosting a virtual learning session at Melbourne Museum's Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur walk

With paleontologist and Sciences Program Coordinator Priscilla Gaff live from Melbourne Museum.

NASA Scientists presenting to camera

NASA scientists

With NASA Scientist Dr Jessie Christiansen live from Scienceworks.

3 presenters talking to students via virtual learning in the humanities collection store

Cultural diversity

With Museums Victoria staff Moya McFadzean, Jan Molloy and Marita Dyson live from the Humanities Collection Store.

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