Nouvelles mises au point: Track 1

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This series of tracks describes the everyday working of the Science Museum in Paris. They look at the way the exhibits are created, displayed and stored as well as giving an insight into creating and maintaining interest in key areas. Material is taken from The Open University Course L310 Nouvelles mises au point.

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Track 1: Introduction

Introduction to the series of tracks


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introduction    Introduction to the series of tracks Play now Introduction
2 Caribbean French    People talk about the special flavour of the French spoken in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Play now Caribbean French
3 A French Caribbean speciality    A professor in Martinique describes a local speciality with an intriguing name. Play now A French Caribbean speciality
4 A creole story    A schoolteacher tells one of the local tales to his class Play now A creole story
5 The story continues    The end of the story about the keeper of the drum, the toad and the Good Lord. Play now The story continues
6 What is a creole language?    Definitions of creole as it applies to languages. Play now What is a creole language?
7 Creole language and culture    An explanation of the primacy of the spoken word in Creole and some traditions surrounding death in the French Caribbean. Play now Creole language and culture
8 A literary movement : La Créolité    Description of the late 20th Century literary movement, la créolité by one of its best-known authors, Patrick Chamoiseau. Play now A literary movement : La Créolité
9 Science Museum: Introduction    Explanation of the aims of the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Science and Industrial Museum) in Paris. Play now Science Museum: Introduction
10 Science Museum: children's zone    Shows various exhibits in the children's area of the museum where a hands-on approach is encouraged. Discusses whether girls and boys are equally interested in science and if the museum reaches the people it really wants to reach Play now Science Museum: children's zone
11 Science Museum: library    A look at the multimedia library within the museum - who uses it and why. Play now Science Museum: library
12 Science Museum: exhibitions on controversial subjects.    The exhibitions director describes how the museum creates exhibits on delicate or controversial subjects such as AIDS or energy.. Play now Science Museum: exhibitions on controversial subjects.
13 Exhibitions: Presenting abstract concepts    How the museum tackles displaying abstract scientific concepts and shows the unshowable. Play now Exhibitions: Presenting abstract concepts
14 Exhibitions: Packaging    A look at the museum's temporary exhibition on packaging: why the subject was chosen, how the display is created. Play now Exhibitions: Packaging
15 An interactive experience    Conclusions about the importance of interactivity and what the museum's management would like people to take away from their visit. Play now An interactive experience

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