Art, History, and Science Museums: A Cross-Cultural Conversation.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin P. Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The past century has witnessed the rise of distinct museums for art, history, and science. That trend has accelerated in the past twenty-five years with the dramatic expansion of science museums and the increasingly specialized museology of art and public history institutions. This session, designed as a conversation among leaders with experience in each of these fields, addressed what each of these fields might learn from each other, with an eye towards how tomorrow's museums might benefit from such cross- pollinations. The participants focused on mission, exhibitions, and interpretation, while considering the impact that these two core activities have on other aspects of the museum, such as audience development and strategic planning.

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The Exhibitionist 25 (fall 2006): 19-23
Language: English
Date: 2006

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