We invite papers for a forthcoming book which will explore three related
themes in relation to science exhibitions in museums:

* the processes involved in developing new science exhibitions in and for
* the issues involved in transforming scientific ideas or events into
* the challenges faced by museums in communicating science to a wide

We are particularly interested in new, innovative and successful initiatives
in this field.

Much has been written about the difficulties of disseminating science to the
public through a variety of new and traditional media. It is, indeed, a
complex subject to tackle in the exhibition space, yet a challenging and
multidimensional one.

How best to understand the process of working from scientific data to the
ideas-based exhibition? What exactly is lost during the transformation of
factual information into an exhibition environment? And more importantly,
how can the exhibition work most effectively as a tool for narrating
science, its past and present?

We welcome a range of submissions including, but not limited to, the
following issues/themes:
* both theoretical perspectives and case studies relating to science
* exhibition design for science: problems and opportunities
* successful design techniques and approaches in relation to science
* science communication in the museum: interpretation issues
* learning activities and science collections
* developing learning resources for science exhibitions
* object stories and science learning
* exhibitions interpreting the history of science

Please submit an abstract (up to 400 words) and a biographical note (up to
250 words) by email to both:

Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti
Museologist and Historian of Science
DemocritusUniversity of Thrace, Greece
[email protected]

Graeme Farnell
Publisher, MuseumsEtc Ltd, UK
[email protected]

Deadline for abstracts and bio 30 September 2009
Selection for inclusion 30 October 2009