ASTC General Forum

The ISEN-ASTC-L listserv has moved to the ASTC Community site as the General Forum (as mentioned in Dimensions). Over the years, this discussion has grown into an excellent resource and a vibrant community of museum professionals. At, you can participate in discussions, share resources, and connect with museum professionals from around the world.

The ASTC Community requires a username and password to participate. You do not need to be at an ASTC member institution to participate. The login information you use for the ASTC Community will be the same username and password you use if you read Dimensions online, register for conference, or update your information at Please visit to learn how to retrieve your username and password.

Notices of events and opportunities of interest to the science center community are welcome. Commercial activity, including marketing and advertising, is not allowed. Job ads should be posted in the ASTC Job Bank (contact for more information).

There are different ways you can by notified when messages are posted to the General Forum:

  • Real time sends an email every time a new message is posted. To respond, you must click the “Respond to Discussion” link in the email.
  • Daily digest sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day. To respond, you must click the “Respond to Discussion” link in the email.
  • Legacy sends real-time, plain text versions of the posts. This option also allows you to reply via email, without logging into, but it does NOT allow you to include attachments with your post.
  • No Email allows you to be part of the group without having emails sent to you. You can still post and read others’ messages by logging into the community site.

Please contact us with any questions.

To research previous listserv messages, visit the ISEN-ASTC-L archives.