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  • Date: 11/15/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeffrey Kirsch, executive director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and chair of the IGLO Education Committee, and Erik Jacquemyn, CEO of Technopolis and ASTC board member, who together co-chair ASTC's International Advisory Board, explain the emergence of a network of partners known as IGLO (International action on GLObal ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Dennis Schatz, vice president for education at the Pacific Science Center and president of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, explores the public's fascination with astronomy. Schatz suggests ways informal learning centers can capitalize on this fascination and leverage staffing support through strategic partnerships. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bryan Kennedy, an exhibit developer, and Liza Pryor, a senior exhibit developer, both at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM), St. Paul, describe SMM's Science Buzz, an on-site and online "social technologies" project that encourages visitors to reflect on current science topics and discoveries. Kennedy and Pryor explain how ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jim Spadaccini, owner and creative director of Ideum, describes the emergence of a new museum environment on the internet, thanks to development of new "social" technologies known as "Web 2.0." Spadaccini argues that science centers are missing out on the opportunities to tap into new online audiences through the new technology, ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rick Bonney, director of program development and evaluation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, discusses the goals of the "Web Designs for Interactive Learning" website project and the influence of the conference of the same name. The project identifies and publicizes "best practices" for designing interactive educational websites. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeff Rudolph, president and CEO of the California Science Center, discusses the impact of the "Body Worlds" exhibit on the institution and its brand. Rudolph also describes how the California Science Center sustained this impact after the exhibit closed. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Marjorie Schwarzer discusses the success of the "Treasures of Tutankhamen," a musuem blockbuster exhibit that drew 8.25 million visitors between 1976 and 1979. Schwarzer explains why the exhibit was such a success and the role of blockbusters since. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC's editor, reviews the success and controversy of the extremely popular "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" exhibition. Sutterfield outlines four reasons for its success including its roots in a best-seller book, its developers, its effective use of children's language and humor, and its ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Brigitte Coutant, director of national and international development, and Marc Girard, director of exhibitions, both at la Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, explains how recent drops in attendance led to a new planning and communications strategy that heavily depended on blockbuster exhibits to draw visitors and revenue. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sheila Grinell, museum consultant and founder of the Arizona Science Center (ASC), examines the attraction to "blockbuster exhibitions" and what ASC learned during a 5-year experiment in which they exhibited five major traveling exhibitions. Grinell shares lessons learned for the experiment and also explores other ways museums can ... »

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