Special Seminar with the Science Museum, London

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Update:November 24, 2015

The Science Museum (founded in 1857) is renowned around the world for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. The Museum has hundreds of thousands of objects in its collection (from aircraft to microchips) and continually innovates in creating dramatic new galleries, learning zones, new public spaces and visitor facilities.

The Museum has always been popular among school-age visitors and is growing the adult audience by providing sophisticated exhibitions that meet their expectations at times that suit their lifestyles. Dr. Mossman and Ms. Nirwal will introduce the Science Museum and its latest innovative approaches to engaging and inspiring the public in the role of science and engineering in our society.

Details

Date
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Venue
Registration
Please register online from hereouter.

Program

  • Part1 17:00-18:30
    Presentation
    (in English, summary in Japanese provided)

    "Science and Engineering Communication: Innovation at the London Science Museum"
    Dr. Susan Mossman and Ms. Jin Nirwal, Science Museum, London
    Introductory remarks: Toshio Maruyama, Executive Vice President for Education and International Affairs, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Venue : Centennial Hall, 3rd Floor, Ferrite Memorial Hall

  • Part2 18:30-20:00
    Workshop
    (in English/Japanese)

    "Redesigning Tokyo Tech Museum"
    Venue : Centennial Hall, 1st Floor, Learning & Information Commons
    Participants will break into groups and discuss how they would redesign the Tokyo Tech Museum.

Biographical Details

  • Dr. Susan Mossman

    She is Senior Exhibitions Manager, directing exhibition projects on themes ranging from science and technology to medicine. Previously as Senior Curator of Materials Science she curated the 2007 Plasticity: 100 years of making plastics exhibition. Her publications include Fantastic Plastics (2008) and Early Plastics: perspectives 1850-1950.  She has a PhD in Archaeometallurgy and an MSc in Advanced Materials Technology.

  • Ms. Jin Nirwal

    She is Programmes Interpretation Team Leader for the Interactive Galleries and Explainers. She is jointly responsible for a team which runs Launchpad (the largest Interactive Gallery in the UK, reaching 1.1 million visitors a year), is responsible for over 250 000 live interactions through shows and storytelling each year, and manages a team of over 60 staff.

Special Seminar with the Science Museum, London Poster

Contact

Nohara Laboratory, Department of Human System
Yan Chen

Email chen.y.ai@m.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-3793

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