Association of Science-Technology Centers

Log Number: MP-00-05-0010-05

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) will publish a series of books and programs designed to build knowledge of promising practices in planning and design, thereby increasing the capacity of museum professionals to better serve their audiences. The majority of museum planners come from fields outside of the museum world and require orientation to succeed in their new positions. ASTC will provide print and online resources and opportunities for reflective practice in museum architecture and exhibit planning. The project will draw on the special strengths and innovations of the science center field while addressing a broader audience of museum planners, exhibit developers and designers, and educators. The project's goal is to increase the ability of museum planners to create exhibits and museum environments that stimulate learning and community involvement.