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Q&A with Ann Fumarolo: Making Diversity a Priority in Science Centers and Museums

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in a special edition of Dimensions magazine on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Having been part of the ASTC Equity and Diversity Committee for much of its history, outgoing committee chair Ann Fumarolo has seen the difference equity and diversity initiatives can make. Fumarolo, who serves as president and... 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

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

Museum Open House Day at MOSI

With giant screen films, science demonstrations around every corner, planetarium demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and special sessions, fun outdoors tackling a rope course and zip line, a special edition of ASTC On Air with paleontologist Jack Horner, and acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore, the annual Museum Open House Day at the 2016 ASTC... Read More

Outreach Live

ASTC members will serve millions of students this year through school outreach programs. Today, that number included 500 kids at Anthony Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, who participated in this morning’s Outreach Live program. This special session, which has been in the ASTC Annual Conference lineup for nearly 20 years, provides free outreach to a... Read More