Sport: more than heroes and legends, an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, presents science and technology along with the design, culture, history and fashion associated with sport. Diverse themes are woven together and communicated throughout the exhibition using varied display media including showcased objects, interactives and audiovisuals. Although complicated to develop, the resulting exhibition is a varied learning environment which engages a wide range of visitors. I justify the extra effort because I believe the general public grasps a greater appreciation of science when it is presented within a broad and meaningful social and cultural context.

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Strength in diversity - A new sport exhibition communicates science within a cultural context

Jesse Shore  

Sport: more than heroes and legends, an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, presents science and technology along with the design, culture, history and fashion associated with sport. Diverse themes are woven together and communicated throughout the exhibition using varied display media including showcased objects, interactives and audiovisuals. Although complicated to develop, the resulting exhibition is a varied learning environment which engages a wide range of visitors. I justify the extra effort because I believe the general public grasps a greater appreciation of science when it is presented within a broad and meaningful social and cultural context.

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