Museums of Modern Science
Svante Lindqvist, editor Marika Hedin, Ulf Larsson, associate editors
2000, 216 pages, illustrated, paperback edition $24.95 (ISBN 0-88135-299-3)

Museums of Modern Science


“This well-produced, well-illustrated volume is a very suitable contribution to the debate over exhibiting science, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the topic.” Marc Rothenberg, Isis

Table of Contents

The Issues: How to Explain Modern Science and How to Reach the Indifferent. Museums in the New Millennium Neil Cossons Communication of Science in the Deutsches Museum: In Search of the Right Formula” Wolf Peter Fehlhammer The Musée des Arts et Métiers: Renovation Issues (1988-1998) Dominique Ferriot and Bruno Jacomy Museums, Communities, and Contemporary Science Alan J. Friedman The Level of Complexity: The Middle Way Between the Superficial and the Repellent Beyond Understanding: Curatorship and Access in Science Museums Dr. James A. Bennett Object Lessons Simon Schaffer Experimental History of Science H. Otto Sibum Fact and Fancy: Art in the Presentation of Science Ken Arnold Virtual Museums: The Challenges of New Technology. New Technologies and the Objects of Science: Reflections on the Use of Multimedia Paolo Galluzzi From Hands-On to Minds-On: Creativity in Science Museums Saroj Ghose In Favor of Scientific Knowledge Jorge Wagensberg Virtual Objects: Threat or Salvation? Doron Swade Controversial Science Issues: Neither Apologetic Glorification nor "the Science War." Context and Controversy Bernard S. Finn The Power of the Pencil: Renegotiating the Museum-Visitor Relationship Through Discussion Exhibits Ben Gammon and Xerxes Mazda “A-OK” to Y2K: Technological Confidence and History at the End of the Twentieth Century Robert Friedel Communication and Communities: Changing Paradigms: Changing Paradigms in Museum Pedagogy Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Concluding Remarks John L. Heilbron Notes on Contributors and Index of Names Nobel Symposium 112 Archives of the Nobel Museum 1

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