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Unlocking the legacy of Alberta's Natural Science collections
Alberta's natural science collections face fundamental challenges that are part of much larger issues beyond museums and collections. University collections can thrive in the midst of these challenges by focusing on a ...
Museums as a mirror of society
a darwinian look at the development of museums and collections of science
Following the Darwinian approach, which describes a form in nature as the functional adaptation to its environment at a given time, I will explore the development of museums and collections of science as an expression of ...
How to develop an unrecognized scientific heritage
the case of the University of Liege Zoological collections, Belgium
This paper presents the nature and value of the zoological collections conserved in the University of Liege zoological museum.1 The "hidden" collections comprise the scientific heritage of former and even famous researchers ...
Teaching from objects and classics in a college art gallery
The Daura Gallery exists to support the mission of Lynchburg College by being a resource for teaching through the collection, care, interpretation and exhibition of works of art. This paper examines the Lynchburg College ...
University collections as a tool for teaching multimedia literacy
The rapidly growing use of digital media demands adequate multimedia and information technology skills. Students without sufficient media literacy are in need of further training. University collections provide a setting ...
University museums and formative experiences in natural history
Many people who develop a passion for natural histoiy report formative experiences from their youth while exploring creeks and woodlands in their local area. With the advent of the internet and increased urbanization in ...
Virus and the whale: exploring evolution in amuseum collaboration
A major new collaboration of museums in the U.S. will teach the public about current research in evolutionary biology. This project, entitled Explore Evolution, combines the strength of interactive exhibits, Web activities ...
The Ghent University Zoology Museum
a struggle for life
Modern society is characterized by wide ranging ideas on many different topics. This can be reflected in the manner university governments treat their university museums. At the University of Ghent Zoology Museum, we aim ...
Going the distance
a model for meaningful outreach
As the only four-year academic institution in the geographically large and rural state of Wyoming (WY), the University of Wyoming Art Museum (UWAM) was challenged to create meaningful access to the museum and ist collection ...
UMAC: Information, Ideas and International Collegiality
The International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) identifies and enhances the strengths of university museums and collections. To do this, UMAC must find ground common to all the museums and ...