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January 22, 2013

Originally posted on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Exhibits Blog:

by Helen Chappell

One of the biggest challenges we exhibitionists face is making sure that everything that goes on the Museum floor is durable — and not always in the way you might expect.  Sure, we need models and labels that can stand up to rough treatment by millions of visitors, and that can be tough.

But we also need to make sure our writing can stand up to rough treatment by millions of scientists, and that can be tough in a different way.

What we know about science is constantly changing.  Check out this storify about extraterrestrial life and bacteria for an example of how much can change in just two weeks! When we write for exhibits, our job is to write about science in a way that will still be accurate next year, or even five years from now.  In a museum like ours, with a whole wing that…

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