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Paper: Black Holes Don't Suck: Working With Youth to Make Museum Exhibits More Accessible
Volume: 443, Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach
Page: 299
Authors: Reinfeld, E. L.; Dussault, M. E.; Londhe, R.
Abstract: This poster examines the experience of professional and youth exhibit developers on the 2,500-square-foot traveling museum exhibition “Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists.” We present three models for youth collaboration, developed between 2007 and 2009, and their impact on the museum exhibition and visitors themselves. Following the program descriptions, we describe evaluation results and lessons learned, as well as recommendations for developing successful partnerships between professional exhibit developers and youth programs. Examples of other collaborations inspired by the “Black Holes” experience will illustrate the impact of this work.
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