Darwin Centre Live is a daily public programme at London’s Natural History Museum. Together with trained science communicators, Museum scientists openly discuss their work with Museum visitors and online audiences. The aim is to encourage dialogue between scientists and the public about current science issues and opens up public access to Museum science and the national collections. The programme uses new multimedia technology to broadcast live to the Web and events are archived on the Museum’s website. Darwin Centre Live is part of the Natural History Museum’s latest development, the Darwin Centre, which houses 22 million zoology specimens and provides working areas for the Museum’s zoology scientists.

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Darwin centre live - Using live webcasts to create dialogue between natural history museum scientists and the public

Emma Freeman   The Natural History Museum

Darwin Centre Live is a daily public programme at London’s Natural History Museum. Together with trained science communicators, Museum scientists openly discuss their work with Museum visitors and online audiences. The aim is to encourage dialogue between scientists and the public about current science issues and opens up public access to Museum science and the national collections. The programme uses new multimedia technology to broadcast live to the Web and events are archived on the Museum’s website. Darwin Centre Live is part of the Natural History Museum’s latest development, the Darwin Centre, which houses 22 million zoology specimens and provides working areas for the Museum’s zoology scientists.

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