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1 November 2018 - 31 August 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
Christian Boltanski: Erinnerungen | Souvenirs | Memories

Christian Boltanski was also inspired by the daily work performed by the ironworkers and has dedicated a large temporary installation to them and their emotions. In addition to the forced labour memorial site, he has created a major installation in memory of the workers at Völklinger Hütte. Located in the 800-square-metre ore shed, this installation comprises ninety-one atmospherically illuminated lockers from all parts of the ironworks. The voices of former ironworkers recalling their work at Völklinger Hütte resonate from the lockers.

20 October 2018 - 4 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
A woman and girl dressed as witches make potions.

Children can visit Life Science Centre for FREE* this half-term (20 October – 4 November) so all little monsters can enjoy the frightfully good events on offer!

Not enrolled in a school for witchcraft and wizardry? Don’t fret! Join us for our spellbinding Potions workshop and watch things rise from the depths of a cauldron before trying to make you own.

1 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
Robots: hopes and fears – evening panel discussion

There are many ways in which robots could improve healthcare and wellbeing: robotic surgeons are already being used in highly intricate operations, including to treat patients with pancreatic and kidney cancer; in our aging society, robots could help to care for the elderly with humanoid carers; while the many people who are unable to drive for health reasons could find greater independence thanks to driverless cars.

5 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Paris
France
FR

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie has invited some of its European partners to the national Science Festival in Paris, France. From October 5th to 7th, some of their best scientific facilitators will host booths in a unique European village in the great hall of the Cité. This free and open for all event will help shining a light on European scientific and technical cultures to our 65,000 expected visitors.

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
artloft.Berlin Berlin
Germany
DE

We're proud to announce the first STEAM Hub Innovation Forum on Science Communication. Join us for this two-day networking conference at artloft.berlin, on 18th and 19th of October 2018. Save the date for great talks, creative networking opportunities and useful workshops on the future of our field.

Who can participate? SMEs, research institutions, museums, science centers, science communicators, educators, artists and creative individuals.

19 May 2018 - 22 April 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE

Elizabeth II is a living legend; her life spans an entire epoch. Indeed, during her reign, she has seen the terms of office of all German Federal Chancellors to date, as well as those of British Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill through to Theresa May. Queen Elizabeth II is, moreover, the most portrayed person of the 20th and 21st centuries. With its many depictions of the Queen, this exhibition brings to life the 90 years of her reign.

14 April 2019 - 4 April 2020
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen

Ottmar Hörl is acclaimed throughout the world for his large-scale temporary projects focussing on art as a means of communication. His works have been showcased around the world and depict eminent figures such as Karl Marx, Charles the Great, Richard Wagner and Martin Luther. Ottmar Hörl's "Second Life – 100 Workers" is an exciting sculptural project specially created for the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site.

25 March 2018 - 6 January 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
barry cawston

Banksy's projects "Dismaland" and "Walled Off Hotel" achieved the greatest worldwide response of all art projects in 2015 and 2017. It is a sensation that Banksy's official photographer, Barry Cawston, is bringing these extraordinary art projects to life for the first time worldwide in an exhibition with his very special pictures.

28 June 2018 - 2 December 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
National Geograpic Greatest Landscapes

With the National Geographic exhibition "Greatest Landscapes" we want to highlight the Museon's status as the Netherlands' most important geography museum. The exhibition shows breathtaking views and beautiful panoramas of the most special places on earth. From the heat of the desert to the barren polar regions, from sharp cliffs to rolling hills. All the photos in recent years have been taken by the best photographers from National Geographic. With this exhibition, we not only want to depict serene scenery, but also the influence of mankind on the landscape - for good and for bad.

25 April 2018 - 16 September 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
Ru Pare

The Museon in The Hague displays an exhibition about Hague artist and World War II resistance heroine Ru Paré (1896-1972).

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Swiss Space Museum Supporters Association 23 July 2019
Liftoff to Space – traveling exhibition of the Swiss Space Museum at the Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich

"Liftoff to Space" tells the story of spaceflight and space exploration from the past to the present and the future. Eight different topics on around 600 m2 range from the space race and the moon landing to the future of mankind in space. On display are more than 50 original objects from space travel, including flown parts of a Soyuz rocket, the cone of an Ariane 5 rocket, unique artifacts from the Apollo moon landing and more.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' 10 July 2019
Book Cover - Behind the Exhibit: Displaying Science and Technology at World's Fairs and Museums in the Twentieth Century

We just published “Behind the Exhibit: Displaying Science and Technology at World’s Fairs and Museums in the Twentieth Century”, a book that examines scientific heritage and narratives in national and international exhibitions and science museums in the twentieth century.

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona 21 June 2019

Elisabeth Rasekoala, Chemical Engineer, and president of African Gong, wins the Nat Award, granted by the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona, for her struggle in favor of diversity, socio-cultural and gender inclusion in the dissemination, learning and practice of science in Africa.

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave 28 May 2019

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave was elected European Museum of the Year on Saturday evening. Founded in 1977, this is the oldest and most prestigious museum award in Europe. The international jury praised the completely renewed science and medicine museum in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 28 May 2019

End of 2008, we were contracted to design and build initial exhibitry for experimenta, which opened a year later in Heilbronn, Germany. In Dezember 2015 we were then entrusted with the conceptual design and development of ForscherLand (Researcher‘s Land) for the modernised experimenta, working closely with the client‘s project team and project partners. This contract was followed by the order to also design and fabricate this gallery.

NorthernLight Design 24 May 2019
Kaleidoscopic Floriade ‘pre-experience’ at Beijing Expo 2019, NorthernLight Amsterdam

NorthernLight has designed a unique kaleidoscopic experience for the Horticultural Expo in Beijing (April-October 2019). The installation – part of the Dutch government’s official presentation – provides a spectacular sneak preview of what visitors can expect during the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, the Netherlands.

Green sustainable cities

Nomad Exhibitions 21 May 2019

Nomad are proud to be selected as Ingenium's partner to develop and tour an exciting new international travelling exhibition 'One Sky, Many Worlds: Indigenous Voices in Astronomy'. This ground-breaking new exhibition will illustrate in a spectacular immersive display environment how for tens of thousands of years Indigenous people have been building a relationship with the night sky.

Montréal Science Centre 13 May 2019
Fabrik - Creativity Factory

A fun, imaginative tinkering lab developed by Montréal Science Centre in Canada.

focusTerra, ETH Zürich 13 May 2019
Expedition solar system

At focusTerra in Switzerland. Visitors take a journey to explore in the new temporary exhibition, based on the research by scientists of ETH Zurich.

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