Atlanta-based Emory University has become the latest member of the global Science Gallery network, joining locations in Dublin, London, Detroit, Melbourne, Venice, Bengaluru, and Rotterdam.
Developed by Dublin-based Science Gallery International, this network of galleries brings together science, art, technology and design to deliver educational and cultural experiences for young people.
The Network’s galleries, pop-up programmes and touring exhibitions have attracted more than 5 million people since opening in Dublin in 2008.
Emory’s addition marks the successful completion of the organisation’s goal of adding eight new locations by 2020.
“Science Gallery International is delighted to welcome Emory University into our network of gallery locations,” said executive director of Science Gallery International, Dr. Andrea Bandelli. “This signing is a very special moment for Science Gallery International – it is our second Science Gallery location in the United States and realises our ambitious goal of having eight global partners by 2020. This achievement demonstrates the international appetite for the Science Gallery concept – in which science and the humanities work together, and one which was homegrown in Ireland and exported across the world.
Emory president Claire E. Sterk said: “At Emory, we believe in harnessing our teaching and research excellence to kindle critical thinking and address global challenges. That’s what Science Gallery is all about. We view this gallery as a place where creativity, scholarship, and service can come together to help make a brighter future for all.”
Science Gallery Dublin will take its current exhibition, Plastic on a national tour after it finishes in Trinity later in 2020. Visiting Drogheda, Wexford, Letterkenny, Galway and Limerick, it is the first time a Science Gallery exhibition will undertake such a tour.