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  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Robin Groesbeck, Traveling & Temporary Exhibitions Director at The Field Museum, Chicago, details the complex process of examining and packing the objects for "Splendors of China's Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong," the largest exhibit ever to leave the Forbidden City. The project was in collaboration ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2001
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the findings from a front-end evaluation of the Draper Museum of Natural History (DMNH) that is being developed by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC) in Cody, Wyoming. For this study, Randi Korn & Associates (RK&A) conducted focus groups and interviews to help the exhibition development team better understand ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2001
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC is planning and coordinating a visit by Chinese delegates to designated United States Science Museums toward identifying cooperative endeavors related to public understanding of science. Planning also will be done for a separate delegation of informal educators from Japan. Discovery Place will work with the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2001
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Kris Morrissey of the Michigan State University Museum draws parallels between the events of September 11, 2001 and Richard E. Crabbe's novel "Suspension." Morrissey goes on to question the role of museums during such a time of tragedy and characterizes museum professionals as "builders of bridges" ... »
  • Date: 08/28/2004
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    I intend to begin my presentation by providing an overview of what, actually, is a business model, followed by a focus on one aspect of that model, business strategies. The following is excerpted from my forthcoming book on new business models for museums (AltaMira Press). ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2001
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The California Science Center Foundation will develop the California Science Center's Air and Space Gallery, a 12,000-square foot exhibit space. The California Science Center will reopen Aerospace Hall (closed in 1998) with new and re-designed exhibits and offer a full complement of learning experiences. Funding from NSF will support design, ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Maria Piacente, Principal at Exhibition Studio for LORD Cultural Resources, draws on experience in Asia and Continental Europe to reveal that audience development and visitor research is less common than in the US, Canada, and UK. Some projects at small museums in Asia, however, reveal that a few are taking strides to engage their ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    This 6,000-square-foot temporary exhibition ran from March 2003 to January 2004 and was located in two galleries on the second floor, connected by a "bridge" across the atrium. The exhibition contained 55 elements grouped in six sections by sports venue and community settings: neighborhoods, Soldier Field, Comiskey Park, Wrigley Field, the Chicago ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined museum and classroom intervention project on science learning in low-income children. The focus of the program was on children's content knowledge and concept complexity. Thirty children were in the experimental group. A control group of 18 children visited literacy and social studies ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    What makes a science story? Behind the scene there are many choices: what, how and when to broadcast. Decisions are made according to the general criteria of news values to which we add two groups: personal and emerging criteria. General criteria of choices are news values for the science stories. According to Tonner, stories containing human ... »

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