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What's it like to work on a Museum exhibition?

The Museum's genomics exhibit being created.

Working on Museum exhibitions gives scientists a chance to share ideas with a large audience. It's great to be a part of creating something that reaches a quarter of a million people. Many people have become scientists because of a visit to a museum.

It's challenging to create an exhibition with a science like genomics. Explaining the science is difficult, and we also have to think of really special, interesting ways to display things. With a science like paleontology, the display is much easier—the fossils tell the story. We don't have specimens like that in genomics, so we really have to use our imaginations.