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 Museums of Modern Science
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1999, NS 112)
Tore Frängsmyr, Svante Lindqvist
May 28-30, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
Proceedings: Lindqvist (ed.); Museums of Modern Science, Science History Publications, (2000), USA.

ISBN: 0-88135-299-3
ISSN: 1404-7586

 

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Table of Contents  
Introduction: Einstein's Pipe
Svante Lindqvist
vii
The Issues: How to Explain Modern Science and How to Reach the Indifferent
Museums in the New Millennium
Neil Cossons
3
Communication of Science in the Deutsches Museum: In Search of the Right Formula
Wolf Peter Fehlhammer
17
The Musée des Arts et Métiers: Renovation Issues (1988-1998)
Dominique Ferriot and Bruno Jacomy
29
Museums, Communities, and Contemporary Science
Alan J. Friedman
43
The Level of Complexity: The Middle Way Between the Superficial and the Repellent
Beyond Understanding: Curatorship and Access in Science Museums
Jim Bennett
55
Object Lessons
Simon Schaffer
61
Experimental History of Science
H. Otto Sibum
77
Fact and Fancy: Art in the Presentation of Science
Ken Arnold
87
Virtual Museums: The Challenges of New Technology
New Technologies and the Objects of Science: Reflections on the Use of Multimedia
Paolo Galluzzi
107
From Hands-On to Minds-On: Creativity in Science Museums
Saroj Ghose
117
In Favor of Scientific Knowledge: The New Museums
Jorge Wagensberg
129
Virtual Objects: Threat or Salvation?
Doron Swade
139
Controversial Science Issues: Neither Apologetic Glorification nor "the Science War"
Context and Controversy
Bernard S. Finn
151
The Power of the Pencil: Renegotiating the Museum-Visitor Relationship Through Discussion Exhibits
Ben Gammon and Xerxes Mazda
159
"A-OK" to Y2K: Technological Confidence and History at the End of the Twentieth Century
Robert Friedel
169
Communication and Communities: Changing Paradigms in Museum Pedagogy
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
179
Concluding Remarks
John L. Heilbron
189
Notes on Contributors 193
Index of Names 197

 

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