Paula Lourie - MuseumNext

Paula Lourie

Director, Marketing and Communications, Scitech

Paula is relatively new to the world of science centres and museums. She started her career as a scientist and has broad experience working in academic, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, both in Australia and in New Zealand.

At Scitech, Paula is leads a multi-talented team spanning marketing, communications, graphic design and digital initiatives. She managed the project to develop and launch Particle, particle.scitech.org.au, a digital and social media platform to produce and publish engaging science stories for ‘science curious’ adults.

She is passion about science, education and the changing digital landscape.

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Particle: stories for the science-curious

MuseumNext Australia

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Particle launched in 2017 as a science media brand to create engaging, digital science content delivered to ‘science-curious’ adults wherever they are.

Uniquely, Particle is produced by a science centre, Scitech (Perth, Australia).

While science centres around the world are known for their interactive and engaging spaces developing critical thinking skills through hands-on experiences, particularly with 4 -12 year olds, they are less active and less visible in the digital landscape.

Particle is part of an intentional strategy to position Scitech for the future by developing a robust digital capability that allows us to be innovative, agile and responsive in engaging audiences beyond the science centre.

Come and find out how we’re telling stories on digital and social platforms to engage ‘science-curious’ adults, and by doing so, redefining how a science centre can (and should) engage with its audiences.