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Author Chittenden, David, 1944-

Title Creating connections : museums and the public understanding of current research / David Chittenden, Graham Farmelo, and Bruce V. Lewenstein
Published Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, [2004]
©2004

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Description xiv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Foreword by Bill Nye -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Only Connect: Linking the Public with Current Scientific Research -- Graham Farmelo -- Section 1: On The History And Challenges Of Public Understanding Of Research -- 1. La buona e non mascherata filosofia, or the Exhibitionists -- Larry Stewart -- 2. The Challenge and the Opportunity of Presenting "Unfinished Science" -- John Durant -- Section 2: Public Understanding Of Research: The Big Opportunities And Issues -- 3. Different Ways of Looking at Public Understanding of Research -- Bruce V. Lewenstein and Rick Bonney -- 4. Museums as Agora: Diversifying Approaches to Engaging Publics in Research -- Albert A. Einsiedel, Jr. and Edna F. Einsiedel -- 5. Evaluating Public Understanding of Research Projects and Initiatives -- Martin Storksdieck and John H. Falk -- 6. What About the Audiences?: Tailoring Public Understanding of Research Programs for Museum Visitors -- Heather Mayfield -- 7. Dangerous Ground?: Public Engagement with Scientific Controversy -- Xerxes Mazda -- 8. Improving Public Understanding of Scientific Research: A View from the Research Side -- Chris Paola -- 9. New Alliances to Promote the Public Understanding of Research -- Peter J. Bruns and Mark D. Hertle -- 10. Collaboration and the Public Understanding of Current Research -- Larry Bell -- 11. Funding and Institutional Issues Related to Public Understanding of Research -- Laura Martin, Rob Semper, and Sally Duensing -- Section 3: Some Emerging Public Understanding Of Research Strategies And Approaches -- 12. Understanding the Process of Research -- Rick Bonney -- 13. Production Aspects of Promoting Public Understanding of Research -- David Ucko -- 14. Bridging the Gap: Interpreting Current Research in Museum Settings -- Carol Lynn Alpert -- 15. At the Cutting Edge: Showcasing Research Through a Public Exhibition Center -- Christine Cansfield-Smith -- 16. Catching Science in the Act: The Mysteries of Çatalhöyük -- Don Pohlman -- 17. Public Understanding of Research in a Natural History Museum: The Darwin Centre -- Sir Neil Chalmers -- Section 4: What Museums Can Learn From Media Public Understanding Of Research Initiatives -- 18. Emerging Best Practices at Research-Performing Institutions -- Rick Borchelt -- 19. It's the Way You Tell 'Em -- Tim Radford -- 20. Covering Science at the New York Times -- Cornelia Dean -- 21. Nova: The Leading Edge -- Nancy Linde -- 22. Earth and Sky: Some Challenges of Communicating Scientific Research on the Radio -- Marc Airhart -- 23. Crossing the Public and Commercial Broadcasting Barriers -- Eliene Augenbraun -- Afterword: Not so Fast: Some Thoughts on Re-Visioning Public Understanding of Research -- Don Pohlman -- Appendix: Background and Thoughts on Museums, Media and the Public Understanding of Research: An International Working Conference -- David Chittenden -- Bibliography for Public Understanding of Research -- Carol Bossert -- Index -- About the Contributors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index
Subject Museums -- Social aspects.
Museum exhibits -- Social aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
Research -- Public opinion.
Communication and culture.
Cultural property -- Protection.
Museums -- Historiography.
Museums -- Philosophy.
Author Farmelo, Graham.
Lewenstein, Bruce V.
LC no. 2003020351
ISBN 0759104751 cloth alkaline paper
075910476X paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Museums and the public understanding of current research