Working with a Museum

So you want to Work with a Museum?

If there is a science museum near your institution, a collaboration between your work and that of the museum can produce a particularly effective and well-received outreach program. The museum or science center does not have to be on your campus, although if you have one already associated with your university, that is a good place to start. 

Philip W. Hammer, a former Vice President of The Franklin Institute Science Museum, and David Statman, a physics professor at Allegheny College have had success in establishing partnerships between museums and universities. Below are some of their suggestions.

Characteristics of a Good Collaboration

General Advice for the Scientist

Matching Needs and Expectations to Build a Collaborative Relationship

Evaluation: "How do we know we are doing a good job?"

Success Story

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