The Global Science Gallery Network will be a highly collaborative peer group of Science Gallery nodes located in leading cultural and technological hubs worldwide.
By 2020, the Network will see galleries in operation or development at eight leading research universities worldwide, inspired by the pioneering Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. As a powerful force at the forefront of the STEM to STEAM movement, the Network will inspire millions of minds every year, connected by a shared mission to ignite curiosity and discovery where art and science collide.
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.
Since we began our ambitious journey three years ago, we are almost halfway to our goal of securing eight locations worldwide by 2020 for the Global Science Gallery Network.
The second Science Gallery will open at King’s College London in 2018. The first Science Gallery in Asia will open in tech hub Bengaluru in 2018 in partnership with Indian Institute of Science, followed by the first Science Gallery in the southern hemisphere with University of Melbourne in 2018.
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.
LONDON - Opening 2018
Based at King’s College London at a spectacular site in London Bridge beside the Shard, Science Gallery London will connect the university and hospital to the city, with a particular focus on social justice. The London team has already begun lead-in programming.
BENGALURU (BANGALORE) - Opening 2018
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.
MELBOURNE - Opening 2018
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.
Advanced discussions and feasibility studies are underway to establish further galleries at locations in the USA, South East Asia and Europe. Once fully active this Network will reach millions of curious minds every year.
Watch this space!