The Art of Science Learning

April 25, 2014
Hosted by Carol Bossert

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There’s more to creativity than problem solving, says Harvey Seifter, director of the Art of Science Learning Project, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st century STEM workforce. So what does this have to do with museums? This initiative highlights the importance of creativity, collaboration and communication—subjects that are at the heart of best museum practice—and provides a new way of describing the essential role that museums play in society. Listen this week as Harvey Seifter describes this project as well as his innovative arts-based approach to innovation and leadership that has many applications to the museum world.

The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Museums attract millions of visitors and employ thousands. The Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this cultural business. Museum Life showcases leaders in the field who provide perspective on current issue as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. The Museum Life is broadcast live every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Carol Bossert

Carol Bossert

Carol Bossert loves museums. She has spent her career working in and for these important cultural organizations that include traditional collection-based museums, science centers, national parks and visitor centers.

In addition to hosting Museum Life, Carol Bossert maintains an active consulting practice to help cultural institutions, government agencies and corporations engage with their communities through exhibitions and place-based experiences. Her clients include Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Great Lakes Science Center, International Spy Museum, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, and international clients in China, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Learn more at http://carolbossertservices.com/.

Carol Bossert holds a doctoral degree in biology from the University of Texas-Dallas and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Zoology from DePauw University. She is a graduate of the J. Paul Getty Museum Management Institute and has served professional organizations such as the American Alliance of Museums and National Science Foundation. She is also a member of The Museum Group, an organization of senior professionals in museum practice and Praxis Museum Exhibit Group.

She blogs about museum and civic issues http://carolbossertservices.com/blog/.

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