Alan J. Friedman, Ph.D.
Consultant for Museum Development
and Science Communication
Alan J. Friedman is a consultant in museum development and science communication. His clients include museums, universities, foundations, architects, and government agencies. He has consulted and given invited addresses on science education throughout North America and in Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden. He is a member of The Museum Group (www.museumgroup.com).
For 22 years, from 1984 to 2006, Dr. Friedman served as Director of the New York Hall of Science. Under his leadership the Hall won special recognition for encouraging new technologies, creating new models for teacher training, and serving an extraordinarily diverse audience. In 2006 the New York Hall of Science completed a $92 million capital expansion.
He is the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Public Understanding of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers' Fellow Award, and the American Institute of Physics’ Gemant Award. The American Association of Museums named him to its Centennial Honor Roll in 2006.
He currently serves on six non-profit boards, including the Noyce Foundation and the National Assessment Governing Board. He has served as Chair of the Cultural Institutions Group of the City of New York, President of the Visitor Studies Association, and President of the International Planetarium Society.
Before coming to New York Dr. Friedman served for two years as Conseiller Scientifique et Muséologique for the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris. From 1973 to 1984 he was Director of Astronomy and Physics at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University and his B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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New York Hall of Science
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley