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2013

Should science centers and museums spend resources on hosting blockbuster exhibitions? Why or why not?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the January/February 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. “If they had more special exhibitions, then we’d get a membership and come more often.” —Science Museum of Minnesota visitor, August 2011 Our most recent audience survey, conducted in 2011 (n=830), suggests that... Read More

Q&A with Denise Amyot

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. Watt’s Up? is both an exhibition and a question that Denise Amyot, president and CEO of the Canadian Science and Technology Museums Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario, is trying to answer through a cross-Canada initiative. Amyot spearheaded Let’s Talk Energy: Engaging... Read More