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