Peter van Dijk – Galexia

Peter van Dijk, managing director of Galexia, an internationally recognised new-technology systems consulting firm, installed free of charge a remarkably sophisticated computer system, enabling the Museum to upgrade the entire digital services it can offer. This system archives all collections of documents and photographs, as well as allowing access to these collections to visitors in the display galleries via iPads and television screens.

Peter spent many weeks researching, programming and installing this equipment. Indeed he continues to remotely monitor and upgrade the service from Sydney. Without the expertise and selfless donation of time, the Museum would not have been able to afford such a valuable system; a service that we estimate to be in excess of $60,000.

Part of this upgrade is a public-access internet service that allows visitors to access the internet via Museum computers or their own electronic device. This is a valuable service to visitors, and provides revenue to cover the cost of hardware for this system. 

Other past projects

Zoom In!

A recent major acquisition at the Museum was the purchase of a digital microscope, the Micro-Eye built in New Zealand by Micro-Imaging.

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Woodhen book

This book gives information on often asked questions about the Woodhen, plus the story of its rescue from the brink of extinction in 1980. The production was provided by LHI Museum volunteer committee members Ian Hutton, Sue Nichols and Margaret Murray.

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1960s souvenir booklet

Shirley had this booklet reprinted in memory of her mother, and to support the Lord Howe Island Museum. The original was one of the first booklets available to tourists after World War II.

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Electricity generator

This generator has been part of the museum’s collection for some 20 years. Funds were used to engage local mechanic, Bing Simpson, to give the generator conservation treatment to limit future oxidation and preserve the original character.

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World Heritage book

This lavish 264 page colour book is a celebration of World Heritage Lord Howe Island. Sponsorship of the book came following a visit to the Island by Michael Looker, Director of the Nature Conservancy (Australia), who felt that it is important to promote Lord Howe Island as an example of world’s best practice environmental management by the Lord Howe Island Board and the New South Wales government.

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