How may modern science be presented and explained to an ever-increasing audience? What role should a museum play in arousing an interest for science? How is the exhibition medium affected by contemporary multimedia techniques? Can art play a significant role in exhibitions on science? How does a museum reach divergent groups of visitors, motivating and involving the individual visitor within a greater group? To what extent is a museum capable of providing a critical perspective and dealing with controversial issues? These are some of the questions discussed in this book by contributors whose experience represents a unique resource in the development of the modern science museum.
“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
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