Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? Multi-Media Narratives and Natural Science Museum Discourse at the Creation Museum in Kentucky Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • ©, Copyright Taylor & Francis. In recent decades, there has been growing interest in learning how museums reinforce and challenge popular culture. Scholars are beginning to examine the manner in which the use of objects, visual display, and media-saturated discourse in museums empowers their message. This study adds to this literature by examining the role of media, religion and the subjectivities of religious patrons in meaning-making practices at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. We learn that the museum's narrative resonates with the public memory regarding the role of traditional museums and a biblio-centric view of the world. This increases the veracity of its religious message.

author list (cited authors)

  • Scott, D. W.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • October 2014