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Dimensions, July/August 2015—Collections: More than Just Objects

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2015 In recent years, the line between collections-based and hands-on museums has sometimes become blurred. Many collections-based museums are incorporating hands-on experiences to help visitors connect more deeply to collections, while many science centers are finding that combining real objects with interactive exhibits and programs can create more meaningful visitor experiences.... Read More

Q&A with David Attenborough: The Promise and Limitations of Virtual Reality

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. Filmmaker David Attenborough has created countless seminal nature documentaries, including Life on Earth, The Private Life of Plants, and The Blue Planet. His sonorous voice has guided viewers through caves in Borneo, across Antarctic glaciers, through the jungles of Rwanda,... Read More

How do you envision 3D printing finding a place in science centers and museums? Do you already use or have plans for 3D printing?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   “. . . 3D printing and design can electrify various literacies and creative capacities of children in accordance with the spirit of the interconnected, information-based world.” —V. Kostakis, V. Niaros, and C.... Read More