Science centres and museums

08/04/2019

Science museums are missing an opportunity to promote informal education, scientific literacy, public engagement and public visibility of scientists outside of museum walls via Instagram.

01/04/2019

The making and tinkering movement has become increasingly mainstream over the past decade, pioneered in part through the popularity of magazines like `Make', events such as Maker Faire and DIY webs

14/12/2018

This paper presents the first study ever conducted on the profile of visitors to the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos, which exhibits the finds of the Atapuerca archaeo-paleontological sites. Findings reveal a positive perception of the museum and are placed in the context of similar research.

19/09/2018

A review of how the Wellcome Collection exhibition ‘Teeth’ enacts meanings from an educational anthropology and Science and Technology Studies perspective. “We conclude that science communication exhibition curators should strive to represent the problems of today as well as those of the past.”

24/07/2018

An analysis of how public discourses about desirable and achievable futures are addressed at World’s Fairs and scientific-technological theme parks, focusing on the 1939 New York World’s Fair and the EPCOT center in the U.S.

04/07/2018

Authors explore the impact of working as a Mediator at Science Gallery Dublin. Interactions and conversations with visitors strive significant personal change in domains such as interpersonal skills, but also civic engagement, interest in social justice and emotional empathy.

07/05/2018

By analysing answers provided by young students before and after visiting a science exhibition, the authors try to identify whether uncertainty of knowing can represent “a matter of emerging critical thinking, self-reflection and weighing of whether one has sufficient evidence to decide.”

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