Space Museums and Science Centres: Heritage and Education in a Fast Changing World

Thursday 24 October 2019, 09:40 – 10:40
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom C

Space Museums and Science Centres are in charge of preserving and sharing space heritage. If curation policies of space artefacts are different from one country to another, there is an interest in preserving this scientific, industrial, emotional and often political heritage for every country involved in space.
Education also lies at the heart of the missions of Museums and for Science Centres. What education are these institutions aiming for? Is space education an engaging, exciting way to bring STEAM to the visitors or shall they keep focused only on space?
Ideally, in what type of relationship should Museums and Science Centres and space agencies and industries should be engaged in? This session will engage experts in reflecting on the role of heritage and education for Space Museums and Science Centres.

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Introduction

Yiran WANG

Vice President, Chinese Society of Astronautics

China

Moderator

Ines PRIETO

International Affairs, SMC Committee/Cité de l’Espace

France

Speakers

Jean Baptiste DESBOIS

CEO, Cité de l’Espace

France

William HARRIS

President & CEO, Space Center Houston

United States of America

Ellen STOFAN

Director, National Air and Space Museum

United States of America

Mingzhu ZHANG

Director, China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)

China

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