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ASTC on Air with Violeta Anaya

I’m a biologist focused on natural resources management and wildlife conservation and have worked in the private sector as an environmental impact assessment specialist. I always have been interested in science; since childhood I’ve always been looking for ways to satisfy my curiosity about the world and all its creatures. I’m a biologist because, to... Read More

ASTC on Air with Athanasios Kontonikolaou

Another edition of ASTC On Air was streamed live on Friday, February 24. We talked with Athanasios Kontonikolaou, general director of NOESIS—The Science Center and Technology Museum of Thessaloniki in Greece, about why and how his institution launched a program serving refugees in his city, which has seen a massive influx of new people during the... Read More

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

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