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News 29 March 2012

Science centres and museums call for UN partnership to bolster public engagement for sustainability

29 March, 2012, LONDON, UK – First Lady of Austria, Margit Fischer, will make the case for a science centre and museum partnership with the United Nations at the Planet Under Pressure (PuP) conference, 29 March, 10:15 am, in London, UK.

News 28 March 2012

A new edition of the “Pilots Training Course for Museum Explainers, Educators and Young Scientists involved in outreach programmes” is coming in Lisbon in September 2012!

News 8 March 2012

Register for Europe’s biggest science communication conference now: 2012 Ecsite Conference registration form

News 28 February 2012

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival opened its doors for the first time in November 2011 expecting approximately 80,000 visitors; over the nine day event over 120,000 visitors were welcomed to the 8,500sqm exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre and the open event at the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience over 150 science and technology events.

News 22 February 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Noyce Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), today announced the participants in a fifth round of yearlong sponsored fellowships, as well as plans to recruit more leaders in the following year, with the aim of increasing the public impact of science centers, museums, and related institutions. The Noyce Leadership Institute (NLI) brings together leaders in informal science education from around the world to act as change agents at the crossroads of societal trends, global issues, and the cutting edge of science.

News 21 February 2012

Margit Fischer, First Lady of Austria and President of Austria’s ScienceCenter-Network, will make the case for a science centre and museum partnership with the United Nations when she speaks at the PuP conference, 29 March, 10:15 am, in London, UK.

News 21 February 2012

Maarten Okkersen (Museon, The Hague, Netherlands) is the Guest Editor of this diverse issue on New technologies.

News 20 February 2012

The Project Officer is responsible for the implementation of the activities related to the projects to ensure they are carried out consistently and successfully in accordance with the project’s rules and workplan. S/he will monitor all aspects for clear goals, objectives and timelines; liaise with the Consortium raising critical issues as appropriate; ensure priorities and objectives are met; and maintain the content of the project’s web sites.

News 14 February 2012

Ecsite, The European network of science centres and museums and the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Secretariat are pleased to invite you to participate in the forthcoming Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition.

News 13 February 2012

Events and Fundraising Manager

Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums, is a non-profit international association with 400 institutional members. The common thread uniting these institutions is a commitment to public engagement by communicating science through accessible, interactive exhibits and programmes. Ecsite connects member institutions through projects and activities and facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices on current issues.


Digital Spokes magazine

Spokes is the monthly magazine of Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums. Hear the latest news from European science engagement, go further with in-depth features and make the most of the good reads, events and opportunities shared by Ecsite members.

Spokes magazine #60, February 2020

LOOKOUT: Art&science: the curator's perspective with A.Koek, M.Honzik, C.Schnugg, I.Long and J.Krpan

LOOKOUT: The future of technology in museums with C.Pillsbury, S.Chan, S.Brewer, L.Whitaker, M.Tarr and D.Birchall

COLUMN: Welcome to a BIG small country by Jurij Krpan

PORTFOLIO: Newly opened by Emily Cronin

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