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This exciting book examines how best to disseminate science to the public through a variety of new and traditional media. With over 20 essays from leading practitioners in the field, and over 660 pages, it provides an authoritative, stimulating overview of new, innovative and successful initiatives.
The essays draw on cutting-edge experience throughout the world, and include contributions from Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Mexico – as well as the UK and USA.
The book is edited by Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti, Lecturer in Museum Education at at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece: “In this book, I wanted to examine the narratives generated in science exhibitions and tackle some of the challenges museums experience in transforming scientific concepts or events into three-dimensional exhibits.”
Among the essays included in Science Exhibitions: Communication and Evaluation are:
Science Museums and Pedagogic Practices
Glykeria Anyfandi et al, Eugenides Foundation, Greece
Art in Science Centres: A Challenge to Visitors and Evaluators
Silvia Casini, Observa – Science in Society, Italy
From Setting to Subject: A Case Study of Plants Are Up To Something
Kitty Connolly, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, USA
Science in a Historic House
Jenny Cousins, Interpretation Manager, English Heritage, UK
Between Environment and Science: An Exhibition on Butterflies
Ana Delicado, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Developing Interactive Activities for School Groups to Make Scientific Jargon More Accessible
Jan Freedman et al, Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, UK
Jurassic Park and the Interpretation of Dinosaurs in Museums
Warwick Frost, La Trobe University, USA
Forming a Museum of Mathematics
George Hart et al, Stony Brook University, USA
Science and Technology Museum Exhibits: The Use of Interactives
Frank Klingender, Canada Agriculture Museum, Ottawa
Chips for Everyone: A Case Study in Communicating Engineering
Jane Magill, University of Glasgow, UK
Dealing With Darwin
Henry McGhie, Manchester Museum, UK
From Visitors to Curators: The Museology of Science as a Pedagogical Tool
Juan Nepote, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Science and Life at Melbourne Museum
Kate Phillips et al, Museum Victoria, Australia
Connections: The Nature of Networks
Eric Siegel et al, New York Hall of Science, USA
Critical Listening: An Essential Element in Exhibit Design
Cary Sneider, Portland State University, USA
Crossing the Threshold
Gillian Thomas, Miami Science Center, USA
Dusty Relics or Essential Tools for Communicating Biology?
Sue Tunnicliffe et al, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Communities Are For Life, Not Just For Christmas
Dhikshana Turakhia, Science Museum, London, UK
The Market Simulator at the Interactive Museum of Economics
Carmen Villaseñor Ferrer, MIDE (Museo Interactivo de Economía), Mexico
Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World
Karina White, Glow Design, USA
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Title: Science Exhibitions: Communication and Evaluation
Editor: Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti
ISBN: 978-0-9561943-8-1 [paperback] | 978-1-907697-07-4 [hardback] | 978-1-907697-15-9 [eBook]
Price: £69.95 [paperback] (+ £5 worldwide shipping) | £99.95 [hardback] (+ £10 worldwide shipping) | £49.95 [eBook]
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