Science Communication in Theory and Practice
Research museums are places of education, teaching and knowledge transfer, as well as public scientific discourse. In what way can a natural history research museum make this a stimulating task and do justice to its role as a public discussion forum at the interface of science, politics and society? Science Programme 4 is concerned with the question how interaction between members of the scientific community and other stakeholders works, how interaction between stakeholders shapes ideas about nature and thus the relationship between human beings, nature and culture. Finally, what was the particular role research museums had in the process in the past, what is it now and what will it be in the future?