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By Barbara Gastel | 01 October 2012
Greetings again. I hope you’re doing well.
Researchers help communicate knowledge from their fields in many ways. One way is through museums—which can help a broad audience to learn about research.
A course that I teach includes material about museums. Last week the class visited a museum. We met with the curator, who is in charge of the exhibits. We also saw an exhibit titled “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works”.
Here are some things we learned from the curator:
Researchers can have important roles regarding museum exhibits. For example, researchers at our university helped ensure that information in the genome exhibit was up-to-date. They also helped develop displays about genome-related work at the university.
Some AuthorAID members have been involved with museums. Such involvement uses some of the same knowledge and skills as doing and reporting research. It can help introduce research to the public.
Until the next post—