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Role of the Museums in the Scientific-Technical Education

  • Alberto RovettaEmail author
  • Edoardo Rovida
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Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)

Abstract

It is important, if regrettable, for us to acknowledge the fact that science and technology play a very small role in the general culture today. Scientific-technical culture is often considered only on the basis of its ability to solve practical problems, as a tool. However, science and technology, as mentioned in Chap.  1, play a fundamental role in the life of each person nowadays (including for people active in humanistic professions). The lack of an adequate scientific-technical culture can very often cause serious, even catastrophic, problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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