[ASC-list] Mike Gore gets a gong

Toss Gascoigne director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Mon Jan 26 06:16:23 UTC 2015


Nice to see Mike Gore, pioneer of science centres in Australia and founder of Questacon, recognised for his work in today's Honours list.

As he said to the ABC:

"People in this country had never seen this sort of thing before, they'd seen museums but [Questacon] isn't a museum.  

This is not where we store ancient artefacts which have to be dusted.  This is a place where you come and you fiddle, and in the words of Wind and the Willows, you 'mess about'.  
"It's about exciting people, it's about getting people to wonder. Wonder is one step before wisdom, according to Socrates."



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