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Open door policy: Challenges and benefits of open museums

Museums and science centres often aim to ‘open up’ their spaces to visitors. Join us for a discussion of how to share the wonders of science research, scientific collaboration, and museum development with visitors. Speakers from Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Canada share how they have ‘opened up’ their centres and the scientific work going on behind-the-scenes to their visitors. We will present examples including co-curated projects, citizen science programmes, scientist presentations with links to other researchers all over the world, and galleries where visitors can interact with scientists working ‘on show’. Discuss to what degree visitors should be able to participate in science and exhibition development, and the opportunities and challenges being an ‘open museum’ brings.


Research Associate
King's College London

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Director, Science Communication
PhD Fellow
Experimentarium/Steno Diabets Center
København K
Projectleader exhibitions

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