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The Museum of Doubt

The Museum of Doubt

A Modest Manifesto by a Science Curator

By (author) Marjan Doom

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Publishing 25th Sep 2020
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  • A passionate plea for a better dialogue between science and art, but also for a revaluation of doubt
Full Description
If one wants to paint a realistic picture of the scientific practice, one cannot only parade success stories and easily digestible results. But how to present the beauty and complexity as well as the vulnerability of science without jeopardising its credibility? In The Museum of Doubt Marjan Doom looks for an answer to that question. The opening of the Ghent University Museum (GUM) provided her, as curator, with the opportunity to reflect on the role of science museums in the 21st century. She delivers a passionate plea for a better dialogue between science and art, but also for a revaluation of doubt. Like science itself, a museum is an ideal sanctuary to let go of false certainties and give doubt its rightful place again.
About the Author
As a veterinarian at Ghent University, Marjan Doom did research into animal anatomy, specifically of the vascular system. As the director of the Ghent University Museum she explores the interfaces between science, art, and society.
Specifications
Publisher
Lannoo Publishers
ISBN
9789401471800
Publish date
25th Sep 2020
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
Size
180 mm x 120 mm
Pages
88 Pages
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