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Role of university museums and collections in disseminating scientific culture

By Pasquale Tucci


Starting from the definition of scientific museums as the material context where scientific and technological artefacts are preserved and scientific culture is elaborated and disseminated, the different ways in which museums of history of science and science museums accomplish their task will be addressed. University museums, due to their origins, have features in common with both types of museums. They can play a role in research and promoting innovation in scientific museology and museography but above all as places where scientific culture is disseminated.Partindo da definiçâo de museus cientificos corno os contextos materials onde os artefactos cientîficos e tecnológicos sâo preservados e onde a cultura cientifica é elaborada e disseminada, discutem-se entâo os diferentes meios de que dispôem os museus de história da ciência e os museus de ciência para cumprir a sua missâo. Devido à sua origem, os museus universitarios possuem pontos em comum corn estes dois tipos de museus e também têm um papel a desempenhar, quer na investigaçâo quer na inovaçâo em museologia e em museogratia das ciências. Sobretudo, constituent locais onde a cultura cientifica é disseminada

Topics: 060 Organisationen, Museumswissenschaft, ddc:060
Publisher: International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
Year: 2010
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