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Role of university museums and collections in disseminating scientific culture
Starting from the definition of scientific museums as the material context where scientific and technological artefacts are preserved and scientific culture is elaborated and disseminated, the different ways in which museums ...
Miracle on the prairie: The development of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
In 1983 the University of Oklahoma's museum began a struggle for a new building. The centuryold museum was housed in barns and stables. Support from the University was mixed. Grassroots efforts and a multifaceted strategy ...
The 'Dutch approach', or how to achieve a second life for abandoned geological collections
The 'life-cycle' of geological collections from Dutch universities is described against the background of developments in education and research. The shift from the field to the laboratory in both education and research, ...
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 ...
"In their own image: Greek-Australians" NationalProject
engaging and linking communities
"In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians" National Project was established 21 years ago by photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski. We are researching and documenting the Greek-Australian historical and ...
Distant lives & digital surrogates
historical research, electronic publishing & collaborative partnerships in an australian university museum
Innovation, outreach and collaboration in university museums can take many forms. In recent years, virtual access through web sites and electronic publishing has helped to transform university museums into dynamic spaces ...
University museums and collections of natural history
Natural history museums and collections at American universities have been in decline for the past 30 years, due in part to increasing constraints on the financial support framework and the perception that natural history ...