Where Art and Science collide goes the motto of Science Gallery. In four years, Bengaluru in India will witness a similar collision when it houses Asia’s first and the world’s third such prestigious gallery.
It will offer science enthusiasts in the country a chance to meet the world’s biggest brains and learn about their research and innovations. The Science Gallery is likely to be set up at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in 2018.
The Karnataka government on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement with Science Gallery International (SGI), Dublin, Ireland. The first SG was set up in Dublin in 2008 and the second one is coming up in London by 2016.
Unlike science museums, an SG will have no permanent collection but will host regular temporary exhibitions on various themes and activities to promote science-art collaborations. SG will enhance the learning process of science in India.
Chris Horn, chairman of SGI, told TOI that SGI is expanding its network to Bengaluru as it is known as the global hub for science and technology.