The Future of Natural History Museums.
Natural history museums are changing. both because of their own internal development and in response to changes in context. The Future of Natural History Museums considers these changes and the reasons behind them and begins to develop a cohesive discourse that balances the disparate issues that our institutions will face over the next decades.Table of contents:
Contents List of illustrations List of contributors Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction PART 1 Collecting and preserving in a changing world 1.The future of natural history collections 2.A holistic ethos for nature-focused museums in the Anthropocene 3.Natural history museum Security 4.The future of research in natural history museums 5.The essential role of museums in biodiversity conservation PART 2 The future of natural history museum visitor experiences 6.Imagining the future of natural history museum exhibitions 7.Teaching in natural history museums 8.The Natural Futures Museum: interactivity and participation as key instruments for engaging audiences PART 3 Interfaces 9.Natural history museums, zoos, and aquariums 10.The evolution of natural history museums and science centers: from cabinets to museums to... 11.National and international legislation 12.Natural history museums as enterprises of the future PART 4 Commentary and synthesis 13.The future of natural history museums: commentary 14.The future of natural history museums: general discussion IndexResource type:
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