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Events

2 October 2017 - 7 October 2017
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan – Italy
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milan
Italy

International training course for teachers and museum educators

13th edition, 2 – 7 October 2017
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan – Italy

6 days packed with lectures, museum visits, interactive workshops, discussion games and experimental activities to discover how to use museums as educational resources for teaching and learning in science. Teachers and museum educators will work side by side to improve their facilitating skills and support active engagement for the development of scientific citizenship.

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017
Hiša eksperimentov
Trubarjeva cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
INSPIRE workshop for creating and running Science Shows

If you are producing and/or performing (or you have such intents) attending the INSPIRE workshop is something you just have to do

INSPIRE (INternational »Science Performance Is Ready« Event)

May 29th – June 2Nd 2017 in

Hiša eksperimentov (The House of experiments), Ljubljana, Slovenia

24 October 2016
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
Museon One Planet

The world population is growing, technology is advancing at lightning speed, we are all travelling more and most of us are almost permanently online. All this means that we are more and more one world. At the same time, we are increasingly aware of our influence on nature and climate, and of the great importance of our natural world. The United Nations is keen to use sustainable solutions to tackle the greatest global challenges. To do this, it has formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals that it aims to achieve by 2030.

1 May 2016 - 5 March 2017
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75 - 79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
Buddhism | Photography by Steve McCurry

Extended until the 5st march 2017

Steve McCurry is one of the most celebrated photographers in the world and has himself become an icon of reportage photography. His "Afghani Girl", the portrait of a child refugee became well known around the world in 1984.

11 November 2016
london
United Kingdom

A webinar organised by BGCI (Botanical Gardens Conservation International)

18 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Enrico Fermi Center 00184 Roma
Italy
Enrico Fermi Center (in 1900: Institute of Physics, University of Rome)

The "Enrico Fermi" Historical Museum of Physics and Research & Study Centre (Centro Fermi), on the occasion of the completion of the renovation works of its headquarters, namely the historical building where the Institute of Physics of the University of Rome was located since 1880 up to 1935 and where Enrico Fermi made the fundamental researches that led to his Nobel prize in 1938, is organizing an international Workshop on <<Science Communication and Science Museums: Prospects and New Ideas>>, that should also repre

27 July 2016
chicago
United States

Wednesday 27 July 2016 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM BST. This is part of the Communities in Nature Webinars brought to you by BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International).

22 June 2016 - 25 September 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
The Crunch Logo

What’s in your food? What does your body need? Where does it all come from? Why does Life have a rubber chicken? Find out and make your own meal choices in this interactive show.

This show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future.

The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust. Recommended suitable for ages 7 plus.

21 April 2016 - 28 August 2016
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
Andrew Suryono: Orangutan in the Rain

In this fantastic exhibition, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, "Rarely Seen" features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes.

24 November 2015 - 31 August 2016
National Hellenic Museum
333. S. Halsted St
60661 Chicago , IL
United States
AGEAN-Birth of an Archipelago in Chicago

Dive beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea and explore the tumultuous history and evolution of the beautiful sea and dazzling islands that were home to Sappho, Homer, Pythagoras, and Hippocrates and inspired fantastic mythical creatures, such as Cyclops, Circe, and the Sirens.

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News

Experimentarium 13 February 2017
The new Experimentarium's iconic copper helix staircase. Picture: Adam Mørk

Experimentarium opened the doors of is new building on 26 January. It offers 11,500 sqm of exhibitions in a new and spectacular architecture. The 2019 Ecsite Annual Conference will be taking place there!

Science Gallery, Trinity College 10 February 2017
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway getting her portrait drawn by 3RNP. From Science Gallery's account of the 2017  World Economic Forum Davos

In January our friends at Science Gallery International had an exciting, meaningful and worthwhile week in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum 2017. With the support of the Wellcome Trust, Science Gallery International partnered with the World Economic Forum to engage world leaders on how to enable young people’s creativity to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And it seems there’s no better way of doing that than with a Science Gallery exhibition!

Copernicus Science Centre 7 February 2017

Engineers and doctors came together to the Copernicus Science Centre in order to find ways of improving a medical procedure implemented by foetal surgeons to save the lives of babies with diaphragmatic hernia in the foetal period.

Participants of the hackathon, which took place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, had to deal with a real problem, which is an everyday issue for Prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, MD, PhD and Przemysław Kosiński, MD, PhD from the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Medical University of Warsaw.

Science Projects 31 January 2017
The Beach, at Experimentarium

Experimentarium has re-opened its doors after a major refurbishment, revealing an impressive 11,500 square metres of exhibition space which includes “the World’s first interactive cinema", “an enormous roof terrace for open-air activities” and 16 interactive exhibitions. We had the privilege of working with the Danish science centre on the design, build and installation of their indoor water exhibition.

Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre 13 January 2017
Heureka's extension, January 2017. Photo: Mikko Myllykoski / Heureka

Heureka science centre has been renovated in phases between 2013 and 2016. The work culminates in the public opening, on 28 January 2017, of the extension built during the past year. There will be some 2,000 m2 of new public space. Of this area, 600 m2 will be taken up by the Cube Hall, a new exhibition hall that will allow Heureka to build more extensive temporary exhibitions.

Museo delle Scienze - Università di Camerino 22 December 2016

Waiting to return to its beautiful venue of the San Domenico monastery damaged by an eathquake on 30 October 2016, the University of Camerino Science Museum is planning outreach activities. Make a donation towards a museum van!

Science Gallery, Trinity College 13 December 2016

At Science Gallery Bengaluru, India. Apply by 27 January

International Centre for Life 13 December 2016

At Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK. Apply by 21 December

Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève 13 December 2016
Geneva Natural History Museum - poster celebrating 50 year anniversary on current site, designed by children

The 2018 Ecsite Annual Conference will be taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 7-9 June 2018.

NorthernLight Design 9 December 2016
NorthernLight working on Floriade 2022

Floriade, the World Horticultural Exhibition, will open its 7th edition in spring 2022 in Almere. NorthernLight and BLOC have been selected to develop the new Floriade concept, including the identity, storyline, overall plan and marketing strategy.

The Floriade Expo will focus on the implications of worldwide urbanization on food, climate change and energy demand. It will be a ‘living lab’, a testing ground for research to innovative systems in the area of residual flows, water purification, water, mobility and food production in particular.

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