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What's new in touring exhibitions - 1

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A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

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Audrey OConnel
Museum Consulting
Audrey O’Connell + Associates
United States

Session speakers

Julie Becker
A short presentation of EXTRA, the marketplace for scientific touring exhibitions: www.ecsite.eu/extra
Global Touring Manager
Science Gallery International
The phrase 'science and art' is familiar to us all these day. So to keep on top of what that means - to the industry and to the visiting public - is the continuing challenge of Science Gallery's travelling exhibitions. By taking a same-but-different approach, how do things change if we look at it as 'art and science'? Science Gallery is taking it's newest travelling exhibitions in a slightly different direction, while carefully maintaining its aim at a 15-25 year old target audience, it's also working with new creative partners like MoMA and CCCB. These new exhibitions are aiming at new markets to connect with new audiences while ensuring the collision of discipline remains.
Helene Wang
Export marketing manager
The science of SFX. Today it is difficult to imagine what cinema would be like without special effects. Action, science fiction, animation or comedy, the most popular and successful movies largely rely on special effects. However, do we know them? What is hiding behind the magic in action in these great movies? Have you ever dreamed of working with professional tools, step into the shoes of the principal cameraman or create artificial snow? Welcome behind the scenes of the greatest movies in cinema…action! The exhibition Special Effects is produced by Universcience. Special effect exhibition will be presented from October 2017 until August 2018 – Available for touring from autumn 2018.
Project Manager
- M.C. Escher, Infinite Universes: Escher (1898-1972) is a difficult artist to be classified. He created visual games from studying shapes in reality and he translated these to paper in order to explore the limits of the flat surface. This exhibition reveals the ambiguous nature of his graphic production. - Megalithic and cave art: Western Sahara, 10,000 years ago, was a vast savannah with extensive grasslands inhabited large mammals such as giraffes, elephants, hippos, rhinos and gazelles. Today there are numerous traces and vestiges attesting it. Some of these remains can be seen in this Touring exhibition.
Touring Exhibitions Partnerships Manager
Science Museum Group
Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond. Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond takes the audience on a scientific journey of discovery through the past, present and into the potential future of graphene. First isolated by scientists in 2004, graphene is invisible to the naked eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel. Made up of single layer of carbon, graphene is super lightweight, super conductive and super strong. This ground-breaking turnkey exhibition introduces visitors to brilliant scientists and artists exploring the cutting edge of materials technology and uncovers the wonders of a two-dimensional world. Wonder Materials showcases fascinating objects, photographs and films to highlight the playfulness, dedication and international collaboration among scientists researching applications for this and other wonder materials. Visitors are encouraged to look at the links between science and industry, and consider how new two-dimensional materials can change the world.
Melanie Wunsch Neanderthal Museum
Head of Exhibitions
-2 Million Years Migration- By drawing attention to the earliest history of human evolution, the exhibition shows that migration has always been an integral part of human existence – it is not a contemporary phenomenon. Experts from different scientific fields come together within a multidisciplinary research programme. An important aim is to create awareness for how archaeology can help us grasp contemporary societal challenges.
Exhibition Partnerships Manager
United Kingdom
Ancient Oceans. The Natural History Museum, London is currently developing a new touring exhibition called Ancient Oceans (working title). The exhibition explores how Earth’s oceans have played host to some of the largest, fiercest and most successful predators ever to exist on our planet. Rare and striking specimens from the Natural History Museum’s collections tell the story of the different groups of animals that evolved to conquer the ancient oceans through time. Further enhanced through rich and immersive audio-visual interpretation, such as reconstructed CGI environments and animals as well as film and image assets.
VP of Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions Inc
United States
"Bionic Me" explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped humans change the world. With a mix of hands-on and full body experiences “Bionic Me” focuses on technology that takes its inspiration from the natural world, in order for humans to overcome difficulties and enhance their lives. Through a mix of physical activity and problem solving tasks, visitors are encouraged to undertake challenges and experiences beyond the boundaries of their personal capabilities. From trying an exoskeleton to testing bionic vision, “Bionic Me” also opens the visitors mind by evoking disabilities in positive ways through those recent researches. This touring exhibition is specifically designed for kids aged 5 to 12 and their families to have a great time together. It will be available for touring from 2019.
Bátyi Dániel
Sales Manager
Kaleido Entertainment Ltd.
The Champion. The Champion travelling exhibition is an engaging, interactive, all ages experience using the latest visualisation technologies. The visitors can try professional training tools and test their skills. NFC wristbands control all the sport tests and challenges. Every visitor is given a personal summary, an e-ChampCertificate about the scores of the tests and games which were done during the visit.
Deputy manager for VIP partner and Foreing Affairs
Czech Republic
MOVIE WORLD. CATCH THE TRICKS AS IN MATRIX MOVIE AND FINALLY GET YOUR OWN MOVIE TRAILER FROM SCI-FI. The amazing look into the movie industry. How is the movie made? Find out what is hidden behind the camera. Get to know films´ and televisions´ career and become part of this world. EXHIBITION AIMS Catch your change to be in your own Movie world… This highly interactive exhibition pretends to be as a studio, where the sci-fi movie is created. The visitor can discover the unique world of movie and television professions and will get the change to be part of his own movie story. In a funny way everyone can get the experience how difficult are the jobs as a television reporter, cameraman or animator of the puppet film. Start the mission and find out all about the suspended camera, keying, News studio, production of a puppet film. Ge the other knowledge about the terms, which you see daily: zoom, focus, depth of field…. and much more.
Director and Driver
Wonders of Sound- A new travelling exhibition developed for children 4 to 8 and their families. Play music in groups with patterns of rhythm. Let your voice sound like mouse or monster and experience the connection of tones, tuning and material at the Tetrachord. Listen how love, sadness, rage, joy, audacity and fear sound at the Emoti-Wall or jam in small combos at the Musictables. The Fast and Furious Wall allows turning rhythm into notes - at jet speed! Crawl into the Tunnel and hear/watch the mixing of overtones, soundcolours and colours. Available from summer 2017 (more info: www.musikaktionen.de).
Director, Exhibitions
Canadian Museum of History
Bicycles (Title to be confirmed): This exhibition has been developed by four international partners and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. Everyone remembers the magical moment of first riding a bicycle. This simple and yet sophisticated machine has changed the way we move, travel and commute. The bicycle has immensely changed us as a society and continues to influence our environment. This 600 square metre exhibition will explore these three themes through a mixture of interactives and historical artifacts.
New Travelling exhibition: “Neanderthals – Heroes of the Ice Age” This new travelling exhibition presents recent scientific evidences about the Neanderthals in an interactive and appealing way.
Lisa O'Keefe, GES Events
Director, Partner Development
GES Events
AVATAR: Discover Pandora, is a 12,000-square-foot entertainment and educational experience, based on James Cameron’s AVATAR. Visitors of all ages will be able to explore the scientific and wondrous discoveries found on the world of Pandora. Presenting Pandora as a real place, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the exhibition through a series of exciting and engaging immersive environments that highlight Pandora’s diverse flora and fauna, exotic wildlife, and the amazing culture and mythology of its indigenous people, the Na’vi. This exhibition was developed by GES in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Lightstorm Entertainment.
Exhibition Director
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
New travelling exhibition from the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Renowned and without doubt unrivalled to this day, is the contribution of the ancient Greeks to the field of Philosophy and the Fine Arts. Likewise familiar is their contribution to the field of Science. However, the technology of the ancient Greeks is relatively unknown, just as is their incredible performance in this field. An exhibition displaying the ancient Greek technological marvel (from the "robot - servant" of Philon to the "cinema" of Heron and from the automatic clock of Ktesibios to the analogue computer of Antikythera) covering the period from 2000 BC until the end of the ancient Greek world. www.kotsanas.com