Jul
13
2007

Museum bloggers walking the Great Wall

Brendan Fletcher and Emma Nicholas: At the end of their road.  Courtesy Brendan Fletcher and Emma Nicholas.
Brendan Fletcher and Emma Nicholas: At the end of their road. Courtesy Brendan Fletcher and Emma Nicholas.
With all of this talk about world wonders lately I thought I should post about some fellow museum bloggers who have just completed an amazing feat. Brendan Fletcher and Emma Nicholas, working with the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia just finished their 3000km (1864 mile) walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China. Blogging the entire way, they were helping to add a unique perspective to the Powerhouse Museum's exhibit on the Great Wall and I should say they were quite successful.

Make sure to check out their Walking the Wall blog, which has some very interesting stories about what they found along the way.

I'd like to see more museums trying out adventurous blogs like this. We've featured some of our staff out in Antarctica, Madagascar, and I even got to bob along on a scientific drilling ship in the Pacific. What sort of web journals would you like to see from science museum folks, out in the world, adventuring along? Dino dig blog? Astronaut blog? Underground science blog (science of spelunking)? Nuclear reactor blog?

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I am more than willing to start a "Bedroom to Bathroom" travel blog, if anyone's interested. It's approximately a seven-foot journey (depending on which point in my bedroom I start at), and readers could expect exciting entries about laundry, falling over, and wildlife (mostly spiders).
I unsuccessfully attempted the expedition once before, but I was just too tired.

Aside from that, I think it would be pretty neat to see a paleontology blog.

posted on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 12:58pm

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