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Hurricane Irma and ASTC Members

  Updated Saturday, September 16 Fewer than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hurtled into Houston and the surrounding region, Hurricane Irma is pounding the Caribbean and marching up Florida. ASTC is in touch with some member institution in the region, though many are now without power, phone lines, or mobile phones. Most institutions prepared for... Read More

Remembering E. Verner Johnson

E. Verner Johnson—an internationally recognized museum architect and founder of E. Verner Johnson & Associates—died on February 24, 2017, at the age of 79. Johnson worked on architectural design and comprehensive master planning for more than 200 museum projects around the world, including for ASTC members such as the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Station;... Read More

Upcoming Webinars—Preparing for ISCSMD

  In the global society of today and tomorrow—where everyone is potentially connected but still separated by language, physical distance, and culture—science remains universal. And science centers and museums all over the world speak with the same message about science education and its power to change individual lives, communities, nations, and our planet. Even if... Read More

Upcoming Workshops—Tinkering: The Series

More adventurous than the latest Hollywood superhero movie franchise and more exciting than a PowerPoint presentation on the theory and philosophy underlying the facilitation of making experiences, ASTC announces: The Tinkering Workshops, a series of in-depth gatherings designed by members of the ASTC Making & Tinkering Spaces in Museums Community of Practice (CoP). The Series... Read More

Eclipse across America

  On Monday, August 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse, and anyone in the path of totality can see the moon completely cover the sun, a dramatic experience some have called life-changing. The path arcs from Oregon coast to the shores of South Carolina, passing through many communities served by ASTC... Read More