2 Responses to Behind the Scenes at the Museum

  1. Frank says:

    Museum work is fascinating, imho. A well-put together museum display can really draw you into its subject; a poor one can be a turn-off. And of course people vary in how they respond so the curator needs to work on so many levels at once.

    I am interested in the idea of taking a museum approach to current science – to in effect ‘museumise’ an active research lab. I’m not sure whether that is a realistic ambition or a foolish notion but would like to know if it is an approach being tried.

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Oh, I’m very jealous! I didn’t make it to the big national science or natural history museums (or, indeed, to London at all) until I was 17 and already on a scientific track, but I do remember the joy of pushing all the buttons and pulling all the levers at the Railway Museum in my home town of York, and at the National Film, TV and Photography museum in Bradford. And I did once get to see a dinosaur exhibit that came to the Yorkshire Museum, usually a very dry and dusty collection of Roman and Viking coins and jars!