Living Museum of the West Inc. takes work experience student placements
from a variety of secondary and tertiary institutions. Some projects
are developed by work experience student specifially for this website
a list of these projects and links can be found on this page below.
Museum also works in conjunction with local primary, secondary and
tertiary institutions to develop projects that include student participation.
BY WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS
following sections of our website have been created by local work experience
students while on work placements at the Living Museum with guidance
from Museum staff.
Munitions and Explosives Factories,
World War 2 - by Igor Bera This
site was made by Igor
Bera a Yr. 10 student at Footscray City College who did two weeks of
work experience at the museum. "I decided to do a web page about
the munitions factories in the Western Suburbs because I am interested
in history, especially modern history. In two weeks I went from not
knowing anything about the munitions industry in Maribyrnong, to establishing
a basic knowledge of many aspects of munitions work. I would like to
thank everyone at the museum for making this a very enjoyable and interesting
also made the animation (below) for his project.
To see Igors wesite project click here
helped produce the Museum's invitation to the 'Pobblebonk' exhibition
in Parliament House, Melbourne. Igor was sent to Parliament to take
photos for the background image for the invitation. He was given the
design brief ..' imagine a cockatoo flying around Parliament House'.
He came back with an excellent variety of photographs one of which was
used for the final invitation, which Igor helped develop. The invitation
can be seen by clicking here.
Museum Quiz - by Darren and Nathan Conti This
Quiz was made by Darren and Nathan Conti, year 10 students from Kealba
College who did two weeks work experience at the Living Museum.
DECIDED TO DO A QUIZ ABOUT THE MUSEUM & PIPEMAKERS PARK AND PUT
IT ON THE MUSEUM'S WEBSITE. WE DID A QUIZ BECAUSE WE ARE INTERESTED
IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND DESIGN.WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MUSEUM STAFF
FOR ACCEPTING US FOR WORK EXPERIENCE. - A SPECIAL THANKS TO PETER &
KERRIE FOR HELPING US COMPLETE THIS PROJECT."
Games Design Project
design students at Deer Park Secondary College designed invitations
for the 2006 Commonwealth Games delegates to visit the Living Museum.
The results of their efforts can be seen
Black Powder Mill
- by Melanie Castleman and Stephanie Cvetko The
Black Powder Mill website was made by Melanie Castleman and Stephanie
Cvetko, both Year 10 students from Copperfield College in Sydenham,
during a two-week work placement.
and Stephanie both live and go to school near the Black Powder Mill.
They didn't know that the Black Powder
Mill, or the Albion Explosives Factory of which it is the only remaining
building, ever existed. Melanie discovered that her great grandfather
worked at the factory, she interviewed him for this project and some
of his stories are included in this site.
- by Francis Taylor This website by
Francis Taylor, a Year 10 student from Niddrie College, was produced
in 2005 during a two-week work placement. Francis, who
would like to be a script writer, takes us on a special tour of Pipemakers
Park. After Francis explores life from the 'Park's perspective' he develops
a script, 'Nature's Voice', in which we get to know the philosophical
thoughts of one of its trees.
- by Melissa Manlapid By
Melissa Manlapid from Copperfield College produced in 2004. Melissa
worked at Melbourne Museum of the West for work experiencefor two weeks
in September 2004. During this time she helped set up and make signs
for the "OUR RIVER" exhibition. Melissa also constructed this
detailed web site about the exhibition.
Annual Reports on the web...
website versions of the annual reports of 1999 and 2001 were produced
by secondary school students who translated the information in museum
annual reports to the website.
REPORT 2001 The
2001 Annual Report was designed and built by Jehad Batal and Chris Busuttil
from Kealba College in 2002.
REPORT 1999 The
1999 Annual Report was designed and edited by Luke Muscat and Julieanne
Sanjek from Kealba College, who completed two weeks work experience
at the Living Museum from July 10-21, 2000.