Handbook for Small Science Centers

by Cynthia C. Yao, Lynn D. Dierking, Peter A. Anderson, Dennis Schatz, Sarah Wolf, Pat Adams, American Association of Museums, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Elsa B. Bailey, Mary Baske, Bronwyn Bevan, Colleen Blair, Vicki Breazeale, Kim L. Cavendish, Al DeSena, Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, Adela "Laddie" SkiptonElwell, John H. Falk, Claude Faubert, Peter B. Giles, Kit Goolsby, Hands On! Inc, George E. Hein, Cassandra L. Henry, Asger Høeg, Marilyn Hoyt, Karen Johnson, Maureen E. Kennedy, Lucy Kirshner, Kathleen R. Krafft, Thomas Krakauer, Watson "Mac" Laetsch, Darlene Librero, Laura Martin, Ronen Mir, Alan Nursall, Chuck O'Connor, Paul Orselli, Andrée Peek, Stephen Pizzey, Melanie Quin, Albert J. Read, Beryl Rosenthal, Christen E. Runge, Beverly S. Sanford, Dennis Schatz, Rebecca Schatz, Harold Skramstad, SusanSkramstad, ,, Robert Semper, David Taylor, Charlie Trautmann, Susan B. F. Wageman, Charlie Walter, Robert "Mac" West,

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  • 0759114080
  • 9780759106529
  • 9780759114081
There has been, and continues to be, an explosion of interest in developing new small science centers that is changing the world of museums. This handbook is designed to be a one-stop source for future and current centers, and anyone interested in the important roles these institutions play in their communities. With articles—all written by leaders in field—covering everything from administration, staffing, finance, marketing, exhibit design, and beyond, this comprehensive resource will be essential reading for institutions that are operating successfully, struggling to survive, and those planning major expansions.
  • AltaMira Press; October 2006
  • ISBN 9780759114081
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  • Title: Handbook for Small Science Centers
  • Author: Cynthia C. Yao (ed.); Lynn D. Dierking (ed.); Peter A. Anderson (ed.); Dennis Schatz (ed.); Sarah Wolf (ed.); Pat Adams (contrib.); American Association of Museums (contrib.); Association of Science-Technology Centers (contrib.); Elsa B. Bailey (contrib.); Mary Baske (contrib.); Bronwyn Bevan (contrib.); Colleen Blair (contrib.); Vicki Breazeale (contrib.); Kim L. Cavendish (contrib.); Al DeSena (contrib.); Kirsten M. Ellenbogen (contrib.); Adela "Laddie" SkiptonElwell (contrib.); John H. Falk (contrib.); Claude Faubert (contrib.); Peter B. Giles (contrib.); Kit Goolsby (contrib.); Hands On! Inc (contrib.); George E. Hein (contrib.); Cassandra L. Henry (contrib.); Asger Høeg (contrib.); Marilyn Hoyt (contrib.); Karen Johnson (contrib.); Maureen E. Kennedy (contrib.); Lucy Kirshner (contrib.); Kathleen R. Krafft (contrib.); Thomas Krakauer (contrib.); Watson "Mac" Laetsch (contrib.); Darlene Librero (contrib.); Laura Martin (contrib.); Ronen Mir (contrib.); Alan Nursall (contrib.); Chuck O'Connor (contrib.); Paul Orselli (contrib.); Andrée Peek (contrib.); Stephen Pizzey (contrib.); Melanie Quin (contrib.); Albert J. Read (contrib.); Beryl Rosenthal (contrib.); Christen E. Runge (contrib.); Beverly S. Sanford (contrib.); Dennis Schatz (contrib.); Rebecca Schatz (contrib.); Harold Skramstad (contrib.); SusanSkramstad, , (contrib.); Robert Semper (contrib.); David Taylor (contrib.); Charlie Trautmann (contrib.); Susan B. F. Wageman (contrib.); Charlie Walter (contrib.); Robert "Mac" West (contrib.); Kim Whaley (contrib.)
  • Imprint: AltaMira Press
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ISBNs
  • 0759114080
  • 9780759106529
  • 9780759114081

In The Press

This wonderful book, mirroring the spirit of the emerging science center movement itself, is chock full of interesting things to learn: modest, practical, accessible, and so much in the real world. In the hands of the visionary with a gleam in her eye on the way to creating a new community-based science program or the seasoned museum worker struggling with today's operating problem, Handbook for Small Science Centers should become a well-thumbed landmark on all managers' desks and a must for every board member's reading list.

About The Author

Cynthia C. Yao is the founder of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and was responsible for its establishment, vision, leadership, management and success as Executive Director from August 1978 to April 2000. She has a graduate degree in Museum Practice (MMP) from the University of Michigan. In October 2005, Cynthia was inducted in the Michigan WomenOs Hall of Fame and received the life achievement award of the Michigan WomenOs Studies Association for the founding and success of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0759114080
  • 9780759106529
  • 9780759114081