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  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features a selection of recent and ongoing projects at ASTC-member institutions related to climate change, global warming, and the International Polar Year. These institutions include the Clore Garden of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Science North (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Petrosains: The Discovery Centre (Malaysia), Northeast Science ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Shelly E. Ryan shares findings from a 2005 visitor survey study that investigated people's understanding of climate change and their beliefs about the role science museums should play in addressing the topic. Ryan discusses survey findings and draws conclusions about the public's lack of knowledge of global warming but willingness ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Al Najjar, of Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, discusses the development of the science center's new planetarium. Najjar explains how the planetarium was specifically designed for interaction and was supported by 60 space and astronomy exhibits surrounding the dome to provide a "frame of reference" for the ... »
  • 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, 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »

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