Resources

In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

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Resources

Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - This analysis aims to look at ¨dialogue events¨ that do not inform policy. Published in the Public Understanding of Science journal in 2008. By Sarah Davies, Ellen McCallie, Elin Simonsson, Jane L. Lehr and Sally Duensing
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science, dialogue, research, engagement
Report
Spokes resource
June 2008 - This review summarises and highlights research focused on the impact of science and technology museums, and a variety of science centres. Published in 2008 by Ecsite UK (now ASDC)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, science centres, science and technology museums
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - A classic volume from 2008, reflecting the richness of science communication and reviewing current models and experiences in this field.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science communication, society
Book or article
Spokes resource
June 2008 - Ecsite was one of the seven regional networks from around the world which endorsed the Toronto Declaration at the Fifth Science Centre World Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 14-19 June 2008.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, Science Centre World Congress
Book or article
Spokes resource
May 2008 - Ecsite’s policy for public engagement is to present the theory of evolution as the best explanation for the ongoing generation of diversity of life on Earth.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, evolution
Book or article
Spokes resource
September 2007 - A 2007 article by Beatriz Plaza published for the famous museum's tenth anniversary, exploring the Guggenheim's effectiveness in reactivating the city’s economy. Can the Bilbao effect be emulated elsewhere in the world?
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
museum, effectiveness, economics, impact, bilbao
Report
Decide Evaluation Report Cover
Spokes resource
March 2007 - In March 2007, Sally Duensing and Andrea Lorenzet released an Evaluation report of the Decide project.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
playdecide, evaluation report
Report
Founding meeting of Ecsite in Paris in 1989 at Cité des sciences / ® B Baudin
Spokes resource
February 2006 - In this document put together in the late 2000s, Walter Staveloz, Executive Director of Ecsite until January 2006 looks back over more than ten years. John Durant, President of Ecsite during 2001-2002, delivers his vision for the next ten years. They are joined by European science centre directors concluding with personal comments on Ecsite’s role.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
history, Walter Staveloz, John Durant, ecsite
Report
Spokes resource
June 2005 - A 2005 study by L. Groves International study funded by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and thirteen individual science centers
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centres, impact, research
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
October 2004 - ICOM is the International Council of Museums. The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums reflects principles generally accepted by the international museum community.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
ICOM, museum, Ethics, code, responsibility, heritage
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
June 2004 - Practical guidelines to make sure your exhibition is thought and built for touring, produced in 2004 as part of the EU-funded CASTEX project .
Keywords:
touring exhibition, castex
Report
Spokes resource
June 2002 - An impact report from the early 2000s supported by Ecsite and ASTC.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science centre, museum, impact, community, learning, attitude, culture, background

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