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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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December 13th 2013:Science Museum Trends

In recent shows we’ve talked about museums in terms of human emotions and personalities. So is it possible for a museum to have a mid-life crisis? Science centers with their emphasis on hands-on experimentation emerged on the museum scene in the 1970s. These institutions grew rapidly, many anchoring city revitalization efforts. Science centers espoused an almost anti-museum sentiment, creating visitor experiences based on phenomena rather than collections. Science centers distinguished themselves by their approach to visitor engagement and their use of technology. But today, many museums

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Dr. Alan J. Friedman

Dr. Alan J. Friedman is a consultant in museum development and science communication, having worked with more than sixty institutions worldwide. From 1984 to 2006, Dr. Friedman was the director and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, New York City’s public science-technology center. Recognition for his work includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Fellow Aware, the American Institute of Physics’ Andrew Gemant Award, the National Science Teachers Association’s Distinguished Informant Science Education Award. Before coming to New York, Dr. Friedman served two year
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life The Museum Life https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life In recent shows we’ve talked about museums in terms of human emotions and personalities. So is it possible for a museum to have a mid-life crisis? Science centers with their emphasis on hands-on experimentation emerged on the museum scene in the 1970s. These institutions grew rapidly, many anchoring city revitalization efforts. Science centers espoused an almost anti-museum sentiment, creating visitor experiences based on phenomena rather than collections. Science centers distinguished themselves by their approach to visitor engagement and their use of technology. But today, many museums employ these same techniques. So what distinguishes science centers today? Where do they fit into the cultural landscape and how are they remaining relevant? This week’s guest Alan J. Friedman, Ph.D. will address these questions and more. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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