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Exploring Science in Museums

Series: New Research in Museum Studies Volume: 6

Edited By: S Pearce

207 pages, Figs

Athlone Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #48716 | ISBN: 0485900068
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The interpretation of science in museums has a major part to play in the relationship between science and the public, involving questions of accountability, resource, and the construction of knowledge and its legal implications.


Part 1 Museums and geology, P.S. Doughty: the roller-coaster of museum geology, Simon Knell; presenting science as product or as process - museums and the making of science, Ken Arnold; a conflict of cultures - hands-on science centres in the UK museums, Ian Simmons; science and its stakeholders - the making of science in American life, Arthur Molella and Carlene Stephens; communication strategies in interactive spaces, Gillian Thomas and Tim Caulton; mindful play! or mindless learning! modes of exploring science in museums, Ibrahim Yahya; science museums, or just museums of science?, John Durant. Part 2 Reviews edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill: the artist and the museum series, Rebecca Duclos; writing about exhibition catalogues - a literature review, Pnina Wentz; the museum of women's art - towards a culture of difference, Beverley Butler; health matters in science museums - a review, Ray Kaushik.

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