Science Gallery touring exhibitions bring together a wide and multidisciplinary selection of cutting edge ideas from artists, engineers, designers and scientists.
Our exhibitions create a dynamic visitor experience that is at once surprising, participative and stimulating, and are designed to open up debate, challenge opinion. We don’t dumb down art and science, or patronise curious young minds – instead presenting ideas to audiences of all ages in a highly engaging, conversational way.
Explore our touring shows:
Why are our shows different?
We put visitor engagement/experience first
We design experiences that resonate with audiences. We connect with young adults’ lives, their changing interests and concerns, and offer them opportunities for social connection through the exhibitions we design. Our programmes give young adults a chance to express their views and engage actively and creatively with science, technology and innovation. We do this with big ideas that capture the imagination and excite the curiosity of our audiences by being dynamic, exciting, controversial, and sometimes even subversive.
We use student mediators to provide a new approach to science communication
The content of Science Gallery exhibitions is deliberately non-didactic, and gallery text is purposely kept to a minimum. This enables the stories, themes and science content of the exhibition to be delivered by a dedicated team of mediators, trained to engage with the visitors on a number of levels, creating an active dialogue and a dynamic visitor environment with a genuine opportunity to surprise, inspire and challenge exhibition visitors. The model can be adapted to suit the specific requirements of your venue’s own style of visitor interaction.
Our shows are developed by open call
Using open calls, we crowdsourcing programme ideas from artists, scientists, engineers, and technologists from all over the world. We encourage and support students to contribute to these open calls, meaning emerging minds also have a platform to accelerate their work into the public realm. This means our exhibitions represent the most provocative, innovative and contemporary thinking on the themes they explore, with a variety unlike any other exhibition.
Where have our shows been?
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Installation and support
Each of our interactive touring shows includes support on delivery, technical details, installation, mediator training and marketing, and can be individually catered to your local venue requirements. A detailed mediator handbook and training for your staff will be supplied with the exhibition, and your venue staff will be fully trained by our touring team to carry out any general maintenance required to keep the exhibition in top condition for the duration of its run.
Want to know more?
Get in touch with Sarah Durcan, who is happy to help you with your enquiry or supply you with more details about any of our exhibitions. Talk to Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org