[ASC-list] Sydney talk, Friday 21 Sept: New models for science centres

Helen.Sim at csiro.au Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Tue Sep 18 00:49:49 UTC 2012

What happens in a science centre without permanent exhibitions? Or one devoted to art?

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of science centres and their possibilities. You'll take home some new ideas about communication, even if you don't work for a science centre.

Our guide is Cris Kennedy, Director of the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra.

Eighteen months into his role, Cris will share his experiences of running a science centre and cultural institution on a shoestring budget. He’ll discuss the practical side of communicating science to Australian audiences, how we stack up against the big-name institutions and emerging economies, and new models for science centres around the world.

WHEN: Friday 21 September 6:30 pm (for about an hour)

WHERE: City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street, Sydney (2nd floor function room)

COST: Free

WHO: Cris Kennedy began his career in the film industry working for boutique film production and distribution company Ronin Films and Beyond Films. Escaping the film industry, he did degrees in Journalism and Curatorship and has worked as a Science Communicator for the CSIRO for 12 years. Currently the Director of the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra, Cris found he couldn’t escape film after all: he is the Director of SCINEMA Festival of Science Film, and contributes to The Canberra Times as a freelance film critic and writer.

ENQUIRIES AND RSVP: Helen Sim 0419 635 905 (SMS or voice)

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