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Arthur P. Molella


Arthur P. Molella is Director of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History. Under his leadership as founding director, the Center has developed a series of interdisciplinary programs, publications, and exhibitions on the role of invention and innovation in history. He was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University and an honorary D.Sci. from Westminster University, London. His major exhibition work includes the Smithsonian’s “Science in American Life” and the international presentation, “Nobel Voices.” He has written widely on the relationships between science, technology, and culture. His most recent book, Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century (with Robert Kargon), was published in the fall of 2008.

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