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They normally also are smaller in terms of space, staff, and budget; feature changing exhibitions, frequently of contemporary art; rely heavily on outside sources for the content of exhibitions; and rarely engage in research. Many are part of art departments and schedule faculty and student shows as extensions of academic programs. Some art museums began as art galleries or collections of art used in instructional programs, including the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University; 34 AMERICA’S COLLEGE MUSEUMS Frederick R.
Astronomy consortiums, such as the Associated Universities, Inc. and Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, were founded to design, build, and/or operate observatories at such sites as Kitt Peak in Arizona and Mauna Lea in Hawaii with National Science Foundation funding. Colleges and universities also formed other consortiums to conduct atmospheric research (through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) and to share the cost of building and operating facilities such as the WIYN, MDM, and W.
Among the interactive science and technology centers are Cranbrook Institute of Science at the Cranbrook Educational Community, 1930; Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1968; Science Discovery Center at Oneonta, State University of New York at Oneonta, 1987; Idea Place, Louisiana Tech University, 1994; East Kentucky Science Center, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 1994; Da Vinci Science Center, Cedar Crest College, 2003; and University of Arkansas Discovery Zone, 2009.
America’s College Museums: Handbook & Directory (2nd ed) by Victor J. Danilov
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