At the vanguard of the STEM to STEAM movement, Science Gallery is the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. Our mission is to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.
Through our galleries and touring exhibitions we are dedicated to inspiring and transforming curious minds through art and science, and have reached millions of 15-25 year olds worldwide. Our transdisciplinary programmes feature emerging research and ideas from the worlds of art, science, design and technology, presented in connective, participative, and surprising ways.
Science Gallery Labs are a brand new, lightweight model for activating the Science Gallery approach in any city worldwide in partnership with leading academic and cultural partners. What is the Science Gallery approach? Find out more about the Global Science Gallery Network in this short video:
WHAT MAKES SCIENCE GALLERY DIFFERENT?
An ever changing programme. We do not have a permanent collection. Instead we present an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events, meaning that every visit is different.
An open call process. We crowdsource our programme from artists, scientists, engineers, inventors and technologists from all over the world.
A focus on young adults. Our key audience is young people aged 15-25. We want young adults to have the opportunity to engage with new ideas.
A unique approach. Science Gallery experiences allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, always providing an element of surprise.
A focus on the future. Our programmes have a unique focus on the future, featuring emerging ideas from artists, scientists and everything in between.
Our student mediators. The stories, themes and science content of the exhibition are delivered by a team of trained mediators, creating an active dialogue with visitors.
THE SCIENCE GALLERY TIMELINE
Then: A simple, transformative idea – the first Science Gallery opens at Trinity College Dublin, in 2008. Taking STEM to STEAM, it is a place to pioneer creative collisions between art and science.
Today: The Global Science Gallery Network now has six members across four continents: Dublin, London, Melbourne, Bengaluru, Venice and now Detroit. More than 1,200 scientists, artists and researchers have presented groundbreaking work through our exhibitions and events. We have toured exhibitions all over the world. We’ve had over 2.5 million visitors in Dublin and reached a further 500,000 worldwide.
Tomorrow: Young people anywhere – from urban centres to remote villages can connect to inspiring new ideas and develop their creativity through Science Gallery, whether through our galleries, travelling exhibitions, Labs or digital platforms.
WHAT IS SCIENCE GALLERY INTERNATIONAL?
Science Gallery International is the non-profit organisation catalysing the growth of the Global Science Gallery Network. Science Gallery International was established in 2012 with the support of Google.org and the aim of creating the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. In addition to Science Gallery locations at Trinity College Dublin and soon Detroit, galleries and programmes are currently in development at King’s College London, the University of Melbourne, the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with expansion into Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia planned by 2020. Click here to find out more.