Mineral Museums as Alliance Partners in Teaching Mineral Sciences
Dana Pop, Dana Horak, James Hurlbut January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education vol 52 number 1, p 87-96
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses the expanding role of museum curators as mineral museums change their traditional displays to interactive and informative presentations. The authors propose that to be effective, education in museums must be underpinned by curriculum developments and a sound collaboration with partners from the formal education system. Included in the article are specific projects implemented by the authors' museums which will demonstrate how sensibility, mystery, and even fun are essential to successful mineral exhibits.