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  • Date: 03/15/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH Educational Foundation is producing a prime time television series and informal education outreach component entitled 'A Life of Science.' Each of the six one-hour programs in the series will profile a contemporary woman scientist: Lydia Villa-Komaroff, biologist; Melissa Franklin, physicist; Misha Mahowald, computational neuroscientist; ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Amy Cota and Stephen Bitgood address the following evaluation questions: (1) Would label reading decrease when the number of labels is increased? (2) Do groups who visit in families behave differently than groups composed of adults only? and (3) Do label readers view exhibit objects longer than ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH will develop, produce, and distribute a comprehensive project that will review science of the twentieth century. The major components of the project will be a series of five, two-hour, prime time documentary programs for PBS, an outreach campaign to involve the public through informal and formal science education institutions and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers from Colorado State University (CSU) discuss rising concern of public land managers, ranchers, and the general public about public lands grazing and the conflicts that arise between industry and recreation-seeking citizens. The authors present findings from a research project conducted under a cooperative agreement ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, the Museum of New Mexico's Thomas J. Caperton discusses how public programs often threaten preservation efforts at historic sties. Caperton suggests that alternative methods of interpretation can be accomplished in a museum setting through experimental archaeology and other programming. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper analyzes the effectiveness of real people (actors) as communicators of messages in museums. It includes findings from an evaluation of professional actors, who assume the roles of fictitious and real characters from the history of science, technology, and medicine at the Science Museum in London. The study attempted to understand more ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents an overview of evaluation efforts at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which consists of two major national museums--the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. The authors explain how their "do-it-yourself" evaluation approach as a model for other museums with very limited resources. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Ann Cleghorn summarizes a 1993 "Museum Management and Curatorship" article written by Paulette M. McManus. The article cites findings from a study of visitor's memories as indicators of the impact of museum visits. The study analyzed visitors ages 8-50 years, who visited "Gallery 33, A Meeting ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Robert M. Woltman of the Albuquerque Museum discusses the vocabulary of exhibit design. Woltman provides examples of how this vocabulary has been used at his institution to impart a sense of place. ... »