Sunday, July 19, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Call for Papers: The Science Exhibition - Curation, Design, Communication



We invite papers for a forthcoming book which will explore three related
themes in relation to science exhibitions in museums:

* the processes involved in developing new science exhibitions in and for
* the issues involved in transforming scientific ideas or events into
* the challenges faced by museums in communicating science to a wide

We are particularly interested in new, innovative and successful initiatives
in this field.

Much has been written about the difficulties of disseminating science to the
public through a variety of new and traditional media. It is, indeed, a
complex subject to tackle in the exhibition space, yet a challenging and
multidimensional one.

How best to understand the process of working from scientific data to the
ideas-based exhibition? What exactly is lost during the transformation of
factual information into an exhibition environment? And more importantly,
how can the exhibition work most effectively as a tool for narrating
science, its past and present?

We welcome a range of submissions including, but not limited to, the
following issues/themes:
* both theoretical perspectives and case studies relating to science
* exhibition design for science: problems and opportunities
* successful design techniques and approaches in relation to science
* science communication in the museum: interpretation issues
* learning activities and science collections
* developing learning resources for science exhibitions
* object stories and science learning
* exhibitions interpreting the history of science

Please submit an abstract (up to 400 words) and a biographical note (up to
250 words) by email to both:

Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti
Museologist and Historian of Science
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Graeme Farnell
Publisher, MuseumsEtc Ltd, UK

Deadline for abstracts and bio 30 September 2009
Selection for inclusion 30 October 2009
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