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Museums and the Public Understanding of Science

by John Durant

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Science museums increasingly seek a role in promoting the public understanding of science - communicating ideas as well as collecting things. This book looks at the museum as a medium of communication, a message and an educational resource. It brings together 18 papers, ranging from original research on the effect of exhibitions to an informal look at drama on the galleries. The contributors are museum professionals, academics and other specialists from the UK, France and the USA.… (more)
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Science museums increasingly seek a role in promoting the public understanding of science - communicating ideas as well as collecting things. This book looks at the museum as a medium of communication, a message and an educational resource. It brings together 18 papers, ranging from original research on the effect of exhibitions to an informal look at drama on the galleries. The contributors are museum professionals, academics and other specialists from the UK, France and the USA.

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