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  • Date: 11/12/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Children’s issues have become a greater priority on political agendas since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Each government has agreed to ensure that all those working with and for children understand their duties in relation to upholding children’s rights including the obligation to involve ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Greg Andorfer, consultant and head of Stardust Visual and former executive director and CEO of the Maryland Science Center (MSC), reflects on his experience in the field to analyze the role of government advocacy in financing science center projects. Andorter explains how the relationship between community institutions and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Janice Klein, Director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, describes how she and her staff reevaluated the museum collection and audience needs during a reinstallation process in 1999. The methods they used helped the team complete the renovation and opening on time as well as made it possible to pursue an active ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The historian Marshall Berman wrote that living in modern times means "to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation [...] and, at the same time, that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know". ... »
  • Date: 03/30/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Julie Packard, executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, shares her experience launching the Center for the Future of the Oceans policy and advocacy center, in hopes that the story may serve as a useful roadmap for other institutions considering expanding their role in conservation efforts. Packard describes how the center ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article is a summary of the comments and discussions a session at the 2006 AAM conference that addressed what museums in the fields of art, history, and science might learn from each other and how museums might benefit from "cross-pollination." Panel participants were Eric Siegel, Executive Vice President for Programs and Planning at the New ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Amanda Griffith, Executive Director of Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., describes the work of the AHI New Deal Homestead Museum. Griffith describes how this small institution overcomes challenges related to operational expenses and lack of staff. ... »
  • Date: 06/19/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Drawing on the example of Leonardo da Vinci, who was able to combine arts and science in his work, the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan has always pursued the blending and the dialogue of humanistic and scientific knowledge. It has employed this approach in all of its activities, from the set design of exhibition departments to ... »
  • Date: 03/13/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    As science museums and centres (SMC) broaden their practices to include the development of scientific citizenship, evaluation needs also to take account of this dimension of their practices. It requires complex methods to understand better the impacts of public participation in activities mediated by SMC, including their impacts on the governance ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martin Weiss, vice president for science at the New York Hall of Science, explores the controversy associated with teaching evolution in formal education as well as why it is typically avoided in science centers. Weiss argues, "The result of this abdication of responsibility is public confusion..." and suggests that science ... »

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