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ASTC on Air with Andrea Bandelli

On January 25, a new season of ASTC on Air kicked off with Andrea Bandelli, executive director of Science Gallery International and a participant in ASTC’s 2016 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues on the meaning of “public engagement with science.” Joined by members of the Science Gallery International staff, he discussed why and how... Read More

16 Boston Institutions Trade Instagrams

Instagram followers of some of the ASTC-member institutions in the Boston area noticed something slightly different on Thursday, December 1, when 16 cultural organizations took over one another’s Instagram accounts during a regional #MuseumInstaSwap. Modeled on similar events in London, New York, and Los Angeles, planners hoped to make connections among institutions; show off the region’s... Read More

Webinar—Great Ideas under $1,000 for Small Museums (and Big Ones, Too!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET      Presented by ASTC’s Early Childhood and Small Museums Communities of Practice Are you looking for new, low-cost ways to keep visitors (and staff) engaged? Providing new and creative visitor experiences in museums is paramount, but budget and time constraints can make innovation challenging. Enter “micro-innovations,” the small, relatively... Read More

Global Impact: Around the World in 30 Hours

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the successful first International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10! The global event began with activities by Science Alive! The New Zealand Science Centre, in Christchurch, and continued across the time zones until the day concluded 30 hours later when the last guests left the Anchorage Museum... Read More

The Signature Series with Sascha Paladino—Partnerships Between Science and Entertainment

In Tampa, Florida, on Monday, September 26, as part of the ASTC Annual Conference Signature Speaker Series, Sascha Paladino (creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s Miles from Tomorrowland space-adventure animated television series) spoke about how he was inspired to create a show that would be a family adventure. He was joined by the show’s... Read More