Museums and the Public Understanding of Science

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John Durant, Science Museum (Great Britain), Committee on the Public Understanding of Science
NMSI Trading Ltd, 1992 - Industrial museums - 109 pages
The essays in this volume are organised thematically. The first essay sets the scene by reviewing the present position and future potential of science museums as educational and cultural resources. The next section is devoted to the role of museum exhibitions and analyses how exhibitions deal with complex material. The third section is concerned with museum programmes and reports on the strengths and weaknesses of different museum programmes, ranging from gallery drama to the Boston Museum's innovative experiment with Science-by-mail.
 

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Contents

List of contributors
6
Joel Bloom Science and technology museums face
15
JoŽl de Rosnay Intellectual ergonomics and multimedia
23
Graham Farmelo Drama on the galleries
45
Patrick Sudbury Linking scientists to nonscience museums
57
the educational
65
Patrick Greene and Gaby Porter The Museum of Science and Industry
94
Sellafield
103
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