ASTEN

Australasian Science & Technology Engagement Network

 

About ASTEN

ASTEN is a network of science centres and museums throughout Australia and New Zealand.


The objectives of ASTEN are to:

  1. Encourage cooperation amongst science and technology centres, museums and other organisations which utilise an interactive approach to further the public understanding of science and technology;

  2. Advocate for the roles and activities of member organisations;

  3. Act as the Australasian focus and clearinghouse for information about the collective activities of member organisations;

  4. To encourage and facilitate the exchange of interactive exhibits and exhibitions between member organisations;

  5. To share information on the wide range of activities of member organisations.


Major activities of ASTEN include:

  • organising professional development seminars, conferences and workshops for member organisations;

  • arranging opportunities for skill sharing between staff of member organisations

  • sharing good practice and developing industry standards

  • collecting and disseminating relevant information within member organisations by way of a regular communication

  • representing member organisations in national, regional and international events and programs;

  • providing a forum for information exchange about touring exhibitions

  • providing a directory of members showcasing their areas of expertise or specialisation

  • liaising with other similar Australian, New Zealand and international networks

  • facilitating the provision of professional assistance and advice

  • facilitating the establishment of special interest groups appropriate to member organisations.

Click here for the ASTEN Constitution.

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