Artefacts meeting at Science Museum, 20-22 September
Posted Aug 12 2009 10:23pm
The program for the Artefacts meeting at Science Museum, 20-22 September, has been finalised. It looks great! Medical Museion’s former senior curator Søren Bak-Jensen (now at the Copenhagen City Museum) will present some of the ideas behind the current exhibition ‘Split+Splice: Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine’. Here is the whole list of papers for the meeting:
Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University. Can museum visitors learn about the relation of science and technology in museums?
Peter Donhauser, Vienna Museum of Technology. Science versus technology in a museum’s display. Changes in the Vienna Museum.
Benjamin Gross, Princeton University. “The Antithesis of the Attic”: Historical Artifacts, “Interactive” Exhibits, and the Presentation of Science at the Franklin Institute Museum.
Pnina Abir-Am, Brandeis University. “DNA at 50” in Museums of Science and Technology: Regional Culture, Medium, and Message.
Søren Bak-Jensen, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen. Relaying the aesthetic and artistic aspects of recent biomedical technologies.
Alfons Zarzoso, Museu d’Història de la Medicina de Catalunya. Gabarro’s Chess-Board Excision and skin grafting: medical exile in Word War II England.
Alison Taubman, National Museums of Scotland. From Ships to Chips: Collecting contemporary Scottish engineering.
Ben Russell, Science Museum. James Watt’s Workshop: from steam pioneer to creative professional.
Dirk Bühler, Deutsches Museum. Portraits of Architectural and Engineering Achievements.
Klaus Staubermann, National Museums of Scotland. Science and Technology as Practice: Dividing Engines in Museums.
Dirk van Delft, Director, Museum Boerhaave. The Quest for Absolute Zero: A Human Story about Rivalry & Cold.
Jane Wess, Senior Curator of Science, Science Museum. Pure Mathematics?: The Cleaning up of Context.
Jennifer Landry, Chemical Heritage Foundation. Beyond the Black Box: A different approach to interpreting the history of chemistry.
Frank Dittmann, Deutsches Museum. Paper on Robotics (title to be confirmed).
Tom Crouch, National Air and Space Museum. Capable of Flight? The Interplay of Science and Technology In the Aeronautical Work of Samuel Pierpont Langley.
Jennifer Levasseur & Margaret A. Weitekamp, National Air and Space Museum. Moving Beyond Earth: Exhibiting the Space Shuttle and Future Human Spaceflight.
Paul Forman, National Museum of American History, Reflection on the workshop