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Redefining The Role Of The Museums In A Time Of Urgent Need

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Many of today’s most pressing issues are science-based—the environment, human health, climate change, energy, bioterrorism, and others. It is more urgent than ever that the public understands these issues and has a reliable source of information about them.

The American Museum of Natural History is a case study of how an institution can extend its mission by pursuing ground-breaking initiatives that are both pioneering and have a dramatic impact on individual lives and society at large, while redefining the role of museums beyond the informal education landscape.

Ellen V Futter,
President, American Museum of Natural History

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