Renaissance Thoughts for the Empty Museum

by Sandro Debono, PhD* The plight and humongous challenges that museums are and have been facing at this point in time has been making the headlines across the globe. Indeed, a microscopic virus has coerced the vast majority of long-standing and well established museum institutions into closure, leaving them practically reliable on nothing other than their online presence. The museum…

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Diary of Hands on! Conference

by Raluca Bem Neamu Last October I was happy to participate for the first time at the Hands On! Conference in Czech Republic, organized by Hands on! International Association for Children in Museums. I have known about this association for years, I was interested in participating at the conference, but only this year the planets aligned with my goal and…

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HOW BELGRADE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM SURVIVES WITHOUT A PERMANENT EXHIBITION

by Slavko SPASIĆ, MSc* More than a century of existence, work, but also dreams for museum building and permanent exhibition Natural History Museum in Belgrade represents one of the oldest scientific and cultural institution in Serbia, celebrating 122 years of existing. From the date of its foundation (1895), it is gathering the most respectful names in the fields of scientific…

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