Memory: A Traveling Exhibition

April 1st, 2000 - May 31st, 2004 | PROJECT

The Exploratorium will design, build and travel an exhibition on human memory called "Memory: A Traveling Exhibition." This 3,000-square-foot exhibition will approach human memory from biological, cognitive, personal and cultural perspectives. "Memory: A Traveling Exhibition" will be a smaller, moveable version of a successful exhibition at the Exploratorium in 1998. A recent boom in scientific research dealing with memory has generated a corresponding need for science centers to inform the public about the nature and significance of findings. This exhibition will be designed to increase the public's awareness of the extent, importance and nature of their memories, as well as their understanding of how cognitive scientists study the mind. The exhibition will travel to science centers across the nation.

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Team Members

Michael Pearce, Principal Investigator, Exploratorium
Kathleen McLean, Co-Principal Investigator, Exploratorium
Joe Hastings, Co-Principal Investigator, Exploratorium


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9980498
Funding Amount: 612274


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Life science | Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits