The "total" museum, a tool for social change.

  title={The "total" museum, a tool for social change.},
  author={Jorge Wagensberg},
  journal={Historia, ciencias, saude--Manguinhos},
  volume={12 Suppl},
Science museums encourage not only scientific knowledge and methodology, but also people's opinion about scientific issues. This has been the main concern of Barcelona's Museo de Ciência de la Fundación "la Caixa" throughout its twenty years of existence. According to the author of the present article, the goals of "total museology" comply with the new trend some museums have been following. So that this new trend becomes more sound and widespread, it is necessary to create new concepts for… CONTINUE READING

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