The leaders of science centres and museums from 58 countries around the world came together at the Science Centre World Summit, in Mechelen, Belgium from March 17-19, 2014. This high-level international gathering of 443 attendees built upon the contributions of the previous six World Congress meetings held since 1996 on different continents. During this Summit, science centre leaders met with global policy makers, scientists and leading
business representatives to exchange ideas about science, public engagement with science and the role that science communication and science centres should play in our rapidly changing society. With a continuing commitment to impact, the science centre field puts forward this Declaration as a worldwide action plan.
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