"Universum" Science Museum belongs to La Direccion General de Divulgacion de la Ciencia that is part of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Universum from the beginning (15 years ago) has been working with scientists not only of the same university where it belongs but from another research institutes of Mexico, this means, in every new project Universum begins, like a new exposition hall or itinerant exposition the museum has scientist involved. La Direccion General de Divulgacion de la Ciencia (D. G. D. C.) has several ways to communicate science, such as Radio and TV programs, magazines, books, the science museum, among others no-formal, formal and informal education form like conferences and videoconferences, workshops, theater, master curses and recently doctoral curses. When the museum plans a renewal or innovation of a hall, at same time nominates a project manager who has to look for scientists specialized in the theme. Together the scientists and the manager generates the first conceptual outline which will be changing and refining until get the final outline. The scientist or scientists get an engagement with the project until the end. Most of them along the process, also participate with the DGDC in conferences or curses. In the same way, when the project has finished the scientist are invited to give a conference, to be interviewed in radio programs or even more a lot of times they propose workshops to do with the visitors. The museum has a program for students, they can participate in the museum as guides, then after take the training curse or the master that the DGDC teach. Those students remain with the time communicating science. Various scientists and or students frequently return to work with the DGDC in different ways, since the museum has a variety to divulge science.

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Exhibits design and production and the scientist compromise

Abraham Rubí   Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

"Universum" Science Museum belongs to La Direccion General de Divulgacion de la Ciencia that is part of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Universum from the beginning (15 years ago) has been working with scientists not only of the same university where it belongs but from another research institutes of Mexico, this means, in every new project Universum begins, like a new exposition hall or itinerant exposition the museum has scientist involved. La Direccion General de Divulgacion de la Ciencia (D. G. D. C.) has several ways to communicate science, such as Radio and TV programs, magazines, books, the science museum, among others no-formal, formal and informal education form like conferences and videoconferences, workshops, theater, master curses and recently doctoral curses. When the museum plans a renewal or innovation of a hall, at same time nominates a project manager who has to look for scientists specialized in the theme. Together the scientists and the manager generates the first conceptual outline which will be changing and refining until get the final outline. The scientist or scientists get an engagement with the project until the end. Most of them along the process, also participate with the DGDC in conferences or curses. In the same way, when the project has finished the scientist are invited to give a conference, to be interviewed in radio programs or even more a lot of times they propose workshops to do with the visitors. The museum has a program for students, they can participate in the museum as guides, then after take the training curse or the master that the DGDC teach. Those students remain with the time communicating science. Various scientists and or students frequently return to work with the DGDC in different ways, since the museum has a variety to divulge science.

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