Article | NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden | It is Capturing the Important Innovative Moments for the Nation; But It Is Also Some Intellectual Space to Think about Science and Technology: Or How to Explore the Nation within Europe through National Museums as Museums for Contemporary Issues

Title:
It is Capturing the Important Innovative Moments for the Nation; But It Is Also Some Intellectual Space to Think about Science and Technology: Or How to Explore the Nation within Europe through National Museums as Museums for Contemporary Issues
Author:
Barbara Wenk: Department of History, University of Basel, Switzerland
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Year:
2007
Conference:
NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden
Issue:
022
Article no.:
020
Pages:
225–235
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-09-19
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This essay explores how the findings about current strategies of exhibiting and communicating Science and technology at five Western European Science and technology museums could be used as a starting point in order to think about National Museums within Europe. It is based on the assumption that insights in one specific field (exhibiting Science and technology at Museums) could be used and adapted very fruitfully in other; similar fields (National Museums) if this is done very carefully and thoughtfully.

The three basic questions of “Exhibiting what?”; “Exhibiting how?” and “The museum: what sort of public place?” are illustrated and discussed by some of the most essential findings of the interview results and are then developed further in the form of some more specific fundamental questions as a starting point for exhibiting (Science and technology) at the museum today.

NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Barbara Wenk
Title:
It is Capturing the Important Innovative Moments for the Nation; But It Is Also Some Intellectual Space to Think about Science and Technology: Or How to Explore the Nation within Europe through National Museums as Museums for Contemporary Issues
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NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Barbara Wenk
Title:
It is Capturing the Important Innovative Moments for the Nation; But It Is Also Some Intellectual Space to Think about Science and Technology: Or How to Explore the Nation within Europe through National Museums as Museums for Contemporary Issues
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