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Time warp

Science museums struggle with how much of the present to include in their future

By Peter Dizikes
Globe Correspondent / January 1, 2007

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Science is a search for new knowledge. Science museums, however, are usually repositories of the past: fossils, old artifacts, vintage instruments. For museums casting themselves as places of education, the gap between science's collectible past and its ever-changing present is a problem. Are visitors learning the right things about science if a museum's exhibits are, effectively, antiques? (Full article: 1153 words)

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