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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

June 13th 2014:Dinosaurs and Dioramas

Many of us have fond memories of our first visit to a natural history museum with its imposing dinosaur skeletons, neatly arranged rows of butterflies, and those musty smells. For centuries, scientists explored and understood nature by collecting and cataloguing its stuff. But what role do natural history collections—and the museums that preserve, study, and exhibit them—play in a world where science has moved beyond collecting and naming? In their book, Dinosaurs and Dioramas. Creating Natural History Exhibitions (Left Coast Press, 2014) Sarah Chicone and Richard Kissel assert that natural

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Dr. Sarah J. Chicone

Dr. Sarah J. Chicone is Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Museum Studies Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University. She has been lead curator, developer, and designer for natural history, anthropology, contemporary art, and history exhibitions. Sarah has has worked in a variety of capacities that range from Director of Exhibits for a small natural history museum to a content developer and coordinator for an exhibition design company. Her academic and professional interests include natural history, material culture studies, informal science education, cultural heritage, exhibition design and display, and global museum initiatives and partnerships, as well as the archaeology of
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Dr. Richard A. Kissel

Dr. Richard A. Kissel is Director of Public Programs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is a vertebrate paleontologist, science educator, and author with more than 20 years of experience within the museum field. He has traveled the globe to excavate and study the remains of dinosaurs and other ancient beasts, with research interests focused on paleoecology and macroevolutionary trends. Richard is a featured scientist online at NOVA’s scienceNOW, and he was the lead curator and a developer for Evolving Planet, The Field Museum’s exhibition on the history of Earth and its life. Richard has authored scientific articles, popular pieces, and children's books, and his artwork has be
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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 Many of us have fond memories of our first visit to a natural history museum with its imposing dinosaur skeletons, neatly arranged rows of butterflies, and those musty smells. For centuries, scientists explored and understood nature by collecting and cataloguing its stuff. But what role do natural history collections—and the museums that preserve, study, and exhibit them—play in a world where science has moved beyond collecting and naming? In their book, Dinosaurs and Dioramas. Creating Natural History Exhibitions (Left Coast Press, 2014) Sarah Chicone and Richard Kissel assert that natural history museums sit at the corner of science and art and as such have a vital role to play in today’s world. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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