Acknowledgement: This article was supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Article appeared in Fall 2015 issue of the Exhibitionist a journal of reflective practice, published by the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
This article first appeared in Exhibitionist (Fall 2016) Vol. 34 No. 2, and is reproduced with permission.
Rae Ostman is Associate Research Professor, Arizona State University and Catherine McCarthy is Project Leader, Science Museum of Minnesota