The Global Science Gallery Network

The Global Science Gallery Network is a highly collaborative peer group of Science Gallery nodes located in leading cultural and technological hubs worldwide.

In 2012, Science Gallery International was established with the founding goal of establishing a Global Science Gallery Network with eight nodes by 2020, based on the success of Science Gallery Dublin at Trinity College Dublin. As a powerful force at the forefront of the STEM to STEAM movement, the Network is connected by a shared mission to ignite curiosity and discovery where art and science collide –  leading to the emergence of a global, interdisciplinary network unlike any seen before.

Now midway to 2020, SGI is more than halfway towards achieving its original goal of eight nodes, with five galleries active at varying stages of development.

Science Gallery International has toured exhibitions developed by Science Gallery Dublin to fourteen locations worldwide, reaching more than 550,000 visitors and enabling other cultural institutions to achieve record attendance numbers. The network effect is visible and strong: the staff at the various nodes provide training to each other; the Directors regularly meet to develop joint projects and co-productions; the open calls in Dublin, London and Melbourne attract hundreds of participants from all over the world.

The Network model will see each Science Gallery generating exhibitions and programmes deriving from the local creative and scientific community, which can be shared through the global network and beyond, increasing public understanding and access to high quality science-art public engagement and at a significantly reduced programme cost-base for each individual gallery.
 

DUBLIN - Open since 2008

Pioneered by Trinity College Dublin, the original Science Gallery has already engaged more than two million visitors with its vibrant programme. Having inspired the Global Network, the original gallery will play an ongoing role in supporting learning throughout the Network. Visit dublin.sciencegallery.com

 

LONDON - Opening 2018

Based at King’s College London at a spectacular site in London Bridge beside the Shard, Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. The London team has already begun lead-in programming. Visit london.sciencegallery.com
 

BENGALURU (BANGALORE) - Opening 2019

Science Gallery Bengaluru will offer an unprecedented opportunity for Science Gallery to inspire a wide spectrum of young adults. The renowned Indian Institute of Science will be the lead partner, alongside the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology as collaborative partners. Lead-in activity has already commenced through workshops in Bengaluru. Visit bengaluru.sciencegallery.com

 

MELBOURNE - Opening 2020

To be located at the intersection of Swanston and Grattan Streets, and offering the community free dynamic exhibitions and absorbing programming, it is envisaged that Science Gallery Melbourne will act as the ‘front door’ to the University of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct, Carlton Connect. Visit melbourne.sciencegallery.com

 

VENICE - Opening 2020

Science Gallery Venice is an important addition to the Network as it will revitalise interdisciplinarity in the world’s leading centre for contemporary art and architecture, reclaim the city of Venice for its own citizens and the significant student population, and bring research expertise in climate change and sustainability to the Network. Visit venice.sciencegallery.com

 

DETROIT - Opening 2017

The first 'pop-up' Science Gallery Lab will be in partnership with Michigan State University. Acting as a bridge between Detroit and the Michigan State University campus, Science Gallery Lab Detroit it will open its doors in autumn 2017 and will be the ‘innovation engine’ of the Network, building on the groundbreaking work of Science Gallery and reinventing it in experimental and creative ways. Visit detroit.sciencegallery.com

WHAT'S NEXT?

Advanced discussions and feasibility studies are underway to establish further galleries at locations in Latin America, Africa, and South East Asia. Once fully active this Network will reach millions of curious minds every year.

Our new Science Gallery Labs format, announced in 2017, will be crucial to this. Science Gallery Labs are a new, lightweight model for activating the Science Gallery approach in any city worldwide in partnership with leading academic and cultural partners. Requiring less long-term commitment than a gallery, and being more responsive to its context than a touring exhibition, Science Gallery Labs are both a rapid and relevant way to enable young adults to tackle the challenges and opportunities facing their communities creatively. It can act as a standalone activity or a lead in activity for the development of a permanent Science Gallery.

Watch this space!