Science Gallery comes to B’luru

  • Where Art and Science collide, so goes the motto of Science Gallery.
  • In four years, Bengaluru will witness a similar collision when it houses Asia's first and the world's third such prestigious gallery.
  • It will offer science enthusiasts in the country a chance to meet the world's biggest brains and learn about their research and innovations.
  • The Science Gallery is likely to be set up at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in 2018.
  • The state government on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement with Science Gallery International (SGI), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Unlike science museums, an SG will have no permanent collection but will host regular temporary exhibitions on various themes and activities to promote science-art collaborations.
  • SG will enhance the learning process of science in India.
  • Chris Horn, chairman of SGI, told that SGI is expanding its network to Bengaluru as it is known as the global hub for science and technology.
  • Explaining the advantages of SG to youngsters, Chris said there is a difference between science museums and SGs.
  •  SGs will hold five science exhibitions based on five different themes every year.
  • At these exhibitions, scientists from foreign and local universities will exhibit their projects to impart practical knowledge to science enthusiasts, particularly for those aged between 15 and 25 years.
  • Chris said the science model exhibits and experiments will keep moving between SGs across the globe, ensuring novelty,for instance what is exhibited in Dublin will be exhibited in India after a few months . Similarly exhibits from here will be sent to Dublin.
  • SGI has plans of establishing SGs in New York, Melbourne, Singapore, Chicago and Venice by 2020.