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  1. 1. Engines and Society: Museological interpretation of Industrial Heritage Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary Muñoz, Joan & Vallmitjana, Santiago Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC) & Universitat de Barcelona, Departament de Física Aplicada i Òptica
  2. 2. <ul><li>Catalan Museum of Science and Technology (mNACTEC) from Terrassa (Barcelona- Spain). Terrassa is a modern industrial city. Alongside the historic buildings from the Visigoth, Romanesque, gothic and Modernist periods we find the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover, a former woollen mill built between 1907 and 1909. In the Modernist stile, it’s considered one of the most beautiful industrial buildings in Europe. It’s now the headquarters of the Catalan Museum of Science and Technology. </li></ul>Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Science and Technique Museum of Catalonia (mNACTEC) has created the &quot;Gas and petroleum: fossils energies” exhibition, which explains the origins, research, marketing and use of energy from fossil fuels. In this report we explain the multimedia resources used to explain the engines and society relations to improve the visitor’s knowledge. </li></ul>Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary
  4. 4. Gas and oil: fossils energy covers an area of 600 m ² and uses museological resources focused on the practical and everyday applications of the different energy sources, above all with regard to the relationship between the use of a specific energy resource and its environmental and social impact. Real, interactive models, information boards and working mechanisms the public can operate are used to achieve this aim and to help understanding of the entire exhibition’s concept. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary
  5. 5. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary The information is presented at different reading levels making use of various museological resources to adapt the exhibition to the general public. The introduction of interactive models is used as a museological resource that, in some cases, helps to understanding the engine’s mechanism.
  6. 6. The exhibition shows the real engine and its operation is explained through interactive infographics. A large screen so that the groups can see the computer graphics and a touch screen smaller so that teachers can manipulate the contents. The exhibition features eight engines running on gas, petrol and diesel. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary
  7. 7. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary Simple navigation allows visitors to view general information for engines exposed and drawings showing the different parts, interacting with a touch screen.
  8. 8. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary The relationship between the real object, the ambient environment and the element of multimedia interaction establish a dialogue that promotes varied readings. Establishing a dialogue between the technological, social and heritage knowledge.
  9. 9. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary The creation process includes: a) Study the operation of the engine and search for information. b) Photographs of the engine and the best selection of perspectives. c) Study and digital reproduction of the mechanical mobile components. d) Integration of mechanical components into digital photography. e) Creation of animations and effects.
  10. 10. The multimedia museological actions located in the Gas and oil: fossils energy exhibition are at the same time virtual version in www.mnactec.cat . All the interactive have been working using photography’s about the original engines. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary
  11. 11. Muñoz, J. & Vallmitjana, S. Engines and Society: interpretation of Industrial Heritage. www.mnactec.cat XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology Ideas and Instruments in Social Context. 28 July - 2 August 2009. Budapest , Hungary Imagination is the engine of the future! Thank you for your attention [email_address]

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