Scientific Knowledge Communication in Museums

This book explains the general principles of scientific and technical communication in the context of the modern museum and examines, with the aid of informative case studies, the different means by which knowledge may be transmitted, including posters, o

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Alberto Rovetta Edoardo Rovida

Scientific Knowledge Communication in Museums

Research for Development Series editors Emilio Bartezzaghi, Milano, Italy Giampio Bracchi, Milano, Italy

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Alberto Rovetta Edoardo Rovida •

Scientific Knowledge Communication in Museums


Alberto Rovetta Politecnico di Milano Milan Italy

Edoardo Rovida Politecnico di Milano Milan Italy

ISSN 2198-7300 ISSN 2198-7319 (electronic) Research for Development ISBN 978-3-319-68329-4 ISBN 978-3-319-68330-0 (eBook) Library of Congress Control Number: 2017962055 © Springer International Publishing AG 2018 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. The publisher, the authors and the editors are safe to assume that the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication. Neither the publisher nor the authors or the editors give a warr

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