New science brings opportunity for museums

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Abstract

Scientific advances in medicine and related fields demand an informed and participating public. However many established venues for public communication, such as the internet or news talk shows, become conflicted in their messaging, inserting doubt about the very processes of scientific progress and discovery. Museums have managed to rise above such conflicts, vetting discussion to provide an unbiased, safe, and balanced platform to facilitate the public’s understanding of issues, paving a road to policy debate and decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalMuseums and Social Issues
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Immense databases
  • Medical technologies
  • Scientific advances
  • Unbiased information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Museology
  • Cultural Studies

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New science brings opportunity for museums. / Flynn, Stuart D.

In: Museums and Social Issues, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 4-8.

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