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Social inclusiveness of Indian science centres and museums : a snapshot through case studies (part-III)

Author: Chaudhuri, Subhabrata

Keywords: Science museums
Science--Social aspects

Issue Date: 2014-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: Currently, Science Museums and Centres in India are in a process of transformation in response to social and economic imperatives at local, national and global levels. As mentioned earlier, several models of impact studies have been envisaged for European and American counterparts; however, these have been seldom attempted in Indian scenario except a few individual reporting [Hoyt et al, 2011; Rautela et al, 2011; Dutta Choudhury, 2011; Patairiya et al, 2010]. Social inclusiveness in terms of visitor turnout, participation of people with special needs, role of this sector in addressing the needs of the locals especially in organizing personal growth has been dwelt upon in the Part-II of this series. In this last and final part, certain aspects of inclusion issues, especially those of financial accessibility of Indian Science Museums and Centres, have primarily been attempted.

Description: Includes bibliographical references, tables and annexure.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Chaudhuri, Subhabrata
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:40:35Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references, tables and annexure.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Currently, Science Museums and Centres in India are in a process of transformation in response to social and economic imperatives at local, national and global levels. As mentioned earlier, several models of impact studies have been envisaged for European and American counterparts; however, these have been seldom attempted in Indian scenario except a few individual reporting [Hoyt et al, 2011; Rautela et al, 2011; Dutta Choudhury, 2011; Patairiya et al, 2010]. Social inclusiveness in terms of visitor turnout, participation of people with special needs, role of this sector in addressing the needs of the locals especially in organizing personal growth has been dwelt upon in the Part-II of this series. In this last and final part, certain aspects of inclusion issues, especially those of financial accessibility of Indian Science Museums and Centres, have primarily been attempted.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 41-55p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Science--Social aspects
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Chaudhuri, Subhabrata
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:40:35Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references, tables and annexure.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Currently, Science Museums and Centres in India are in a process of transformation in response to social and economic imperatives at local, national and global levels. As mentioned earlier, several models of impact studies have been envisaged for European and American counterparts; however, these have been seldom attempted in Indian scenario except a few individual reporting [Hoyt et al, 2011; Rautela et al, 2011; Dutta Choudhury, 2011; Patairiya et al, 2010]. Social inclusiveness in terms of visitor turnout, participation of people with special needs, role of this sector in addressing the needs of the locals especially in organizing personal growth has been dwelt upon in the Part-II of this series. In this last and final part, certain aspects of inclusion issues, especially those of financial accessibility of Indian Science Museums and Centres, have primarily been attempted.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 41-55p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Science--Social aspects
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text