Is there a place for art in technical /scientific museums?
Markita Franulic
Technical Museum, Croatia
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Art in Technical Museum in Zagreb is present in different ways: in museum architecture that have artistic values as a
unique building constructed in wood, art sculptures of important Croatian inventors… The paper mainly focuses on exhibition projects that strive to establish dialogue between art and science or technology, which is quite popular topic in contemporary art practices. Most of the projects were collaborative and international projects in which Museum was the exhibition venue or organising partner. Main features of the projects are that they have connection with Museum’s mission, collections or history and, which is most important, high level of art relevance of the exhibition, authors and/or works.

Nevertheless art and science have different methodologies and discourses, they find common points, present in the projects: artists see scientific paradigms as a way of communication with reality (exhibition Structure of Invisible), use technologies as creative tools (exhibition Branko Vlahovic - retrospective, Heinrich Heiderberger: Rhytmograms), approach to art as research (exhibition Tendencies 5, project Broadcasting), reflect how changes of technology affect society (exhibition At your service: art and labour).

Accompanying lectures and conferences to the exhibitions were organised where different aspects of art : science/technology issues were discussed. Museum is partner in organization of the international conference CroArtScia with same topics (2013 and 2015).

The exploration of the scientific pattern of science and art broadcasting take the exhibition educational practical activities as example
Ximing Pan
China Science and Technology Museum, China
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Nowadays, exhibition education presents a feature of the combination of diversification, demassification and universality. As the representative of the science broadcasting activities, exhibition education activities are neither instilling transmit of scientific knowledge, nor obsolete pattern of “transmitter-oriented”, but rather blend in more vivid and beautiful artistic elements, in order to achieve the upgrading pattern of “receiver-oriented”, containing scientific shows, science experience performance, exhibition theme training and so on.

From the angle of science broadcasting, they mix the educational elements of traditional science broadcasting and the artistic elements, by means of the substantial exhibitions, presenting the audience the fancy and fresh even magic aesthetic feelings as well as stimulating the thinking of science. However, above patterns are more close to popular aesthetics and mentalities. But if we want to achieve the core meaning of science broadcasting, we must still stand on the essence of the science broadcasting.

The article tries to begin at the core of education activities, and analyze from three dimensions of author, creation course and performer, in order to further explore the pattern of science and art broadcasting and expect the broader subject for discussion.

The Glass and Ceramics Centre in Krakow - art, science and education in a historical glassworks
Aleksandra Skorek
The Glass and Ceramics Centre in Kraków, Poland
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In June 2014, in the seat of the Institute of Ceramics and Buildings Materials, Division of Glass and Building Materials in Kraków, located at 3, Lipowa Street, in the former glassworks created before World War II, the Glass and Ceramics Centre was opened. The Centre includes: gallery of glass and ceramics, presenting contemporary Polish artists’ works, permanent exhibition relating to the history and technology of glassmaking ("Glass in Kraków. Industry and Art. 1931-1998") and also live demonstrations of glass being hand-moulded. Moreover the Centre conducts research on materials for monuments’ restoration and organizes classes for students. It is the only place of its kind in Poland, combining educational and cultural activities, intended for people of Krakow and tourists at all age.

What’s next: preparing the CIMUSET meeting at the ICOM 2016 General Conference in Milan
Ida Morisetti
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Italy
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