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  • 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, Wendy Pollock, ASTC's director of research, exhibitions, and publications, discusses how Web 2.0 innovations can connect the widespread ASTC community. Pollock outlines ASTC's online ventures including ASTC Connect and Exhibit Files. ... »
  • 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: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kevin von Appen, associate director of digital media and publications at Ontario Science Centre, discusses thier unique RedShiftNow website, a key element of the science centre's "Agents of Change" initiative. The website highlights current science and encourages contributions from visitors. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lisa M. Granger discusses San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation's "Smart Museum" initiative to connect in-gallery and online experiences and how TechTags were used to enhance the visitor experience and learning. TechTags are disposable bracelets that contain RFID chips. ... »
  • 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, 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 ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Emlyn Koster, president and CEO of Liberty Science Center, cautions against the excessive attention to, or insufficient discourse around, attendance as a barometer of success. Koster argues that museums risk sacrificing mission, brand image, strategy, fiscal trends, and visitor services when they focus solely on drawing attendance ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Heather Mayfield, deputy head of the Science Museum, London, discusses the "The Science of..." project to build a series of "gold standard" exhibits. This project is part of the institution's 10-year master plan for the "Museum of the Future." Through blockbuster exhibits and diverse programming, the museum aims to attract new ... »

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