Israel 2019

In February of 2019, I got the amazing chance to travel to Israel as part of an international research group interested in the nature of science being portrayed in natural history museums. We met in Jerusalem to work on a manuscript introducing the concept and discussing how nature of science could be included in museums. We also visited the Bloomfield Science Center in Jerusalem, the Nature Park and Galleries Open Air Museum on Hebrew University’s campus, and the Steinhardt Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv, which has its own Zoology Museum. At each museum, we got the chance to talk with some of the staff about how they develop their exhibits.

 

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A section of the open-air museum on Hebrew University campus, Jerusalem.
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The Zoological Museum with the Steinhardt Museum in the background.
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The front of the Steinhardt Museum, designed to look like Noah’s Ark.
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An exhibit inside the Steinhardt, showing human impacts on the geography and landscape of Israel.

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