The Evolution of the Science Museum

Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Friedman Consults
Description: 

Once resources for the scholar and serious student, science museums are now dedicated to public education. But just how institutions define and meet their educational goals is a continuing story. This article describes the evolution of science museums from private collections to public institutions over three generations.

Publication Name: 
Physics Today
Volume: 
63
Number: 
10
Page Number: 
45

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