By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Apr 2009
13 year old boys tell us what type of person they think the Museum is
This year we have been working with a bunch of Year 7s from Ashfield Boys High School who have been using the Museum as part of an Australian Quality Teaching Grant to trial cross-curriculum units of work. They have also been giving us feedback about our new exhibitions. In the project wrap-up they were asked to imagine the type of person the Museum is and this is what they said:
If the Museum were a person, it would have been around 200 years old. Also it would have huge brain containing all of the evidence about dinosaurs and animals. This person would have a huge heart because it also helps people discover or learn something they haven't seen or heard before. It is a female, because not everything smart can be a man. It tells us about things we didn't know existed.
It would be an historian because it's mainly about things from many years ago.
It would be a very nice person and smart to tell people about the world and it is very old.
If the Museum were a person it would be wise and know a lot about the past. It would be an outgoing person because it always lets people in.
It will be a famous kind because the museum is famous and it is a bit like a castle because of its shape. He is a good actor because the museum has a lot of different things. He knows a lot of information because the Museum is full of information.
I think if the museum was a person he/she would be old and full of knowledge. I think this, because of all the exhibits in the museum are full of the knowledge and the museum looks very old.
If the Museum was a person it would be a palaeontologist because the museum is full of dinosaurs.
Old Grandpa. Knows a lot about history and what happened around the world. Nice, funny and smart.
It would be a very knowledgeable person, because it has loads of information about the past.
I think it would be a massive brick monster because it is huge and has a lot of bricks in the building. But it tells a lot of stories.