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  • Date: 07/17/2013
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    During this session at the 2013 Visitor Studies Association Annual Conference the authors discussed our preliminary framework for addressing the question of how to evaluate an evaluation. The three-part framework—(1) Worth of the Intervention, (2) Appropriateness of the Evaluation Study, and (3) Usefulness for Stakeholders—comprises a set of ... »
  • Date: 06/04/2013
    Resource Category: Webinar
    Research on cultural cognition suggests that members of the public process science-related information by assessing its coherence with values and commitments that connect them to important affinity groups. This suggests a two-channel science communication strategy that combines information content with cultural meanings selected to promote open- ... »
  • Date: 08/22/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals from around the world share ways that they are engaging visitors in hands-on innovation. Work from the following organizations are discussed: Exploratorium, Discovery Center of Idaho, Lawrence Hall of Science, Iridescent, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Ideum, Discovery Place, ... »
  • Date: 08/17/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Julie Bowen, vice president, content, at TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, explores the current state of exhibitions in the field and speculates on the future direction of exhibits. Bowen discusses new innovative trends in the field. ... »
  • Date: 05/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Andy Aichele, director of COSI University at COSI in Columbus, Ohio, discusses the success of the TEDxColumbus initiative, a program that he curates with Ruth Milligan. Aichele also describes the newly developed TEDxYouth@Columbus program that mirrors the structure of the TEDx events but targets a youth audience. These events, ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Co-produced by ASTC and the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), this report is based on a survey of 155 U.S. institutions and features detailed data on 14 positions, including salaries analyzed by museum size, educational requirements, benefits provided, and turnover rates. Salary information for 10 additional positions, as well as ... »
  • Date: 03/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Michael John Gorman, founding director of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, examines the recent emergence of many museum exhibits that meld art and science together to foster creative exploration of science rather than instruction. As an exemplar, Gorman discusses the design of Science Gallery, their "INFECTIOUS ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals, artists, and educators from around the world share their projects, programs, exhibitions, and initiatives that combine science and art. ... »
  • Date: 01/23/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Paul Orselli, president and chief instigator at Paul Orselli Workshop (POW!), discusses the impact of "internal capacity" or a museum's ability to handle core functions like exhibit development, design, and fabrication with its own resources. Orselli explains the value of internal capacity for individual museums and for the ... »
  • Date: 01/03/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, twelve museum and exhibit directors of leading institutions in the world share their exhibition philosophy. These individuals describe how they develop exhibits to meet content and learning objectives, how they design exhibits thoughtfully to meet these goals and how they evaluate the success of the exhibits. Museums featured ... »