Science Museum to host Indian culture season

Date Posted: 23/08/2017

The museum, located in London, will be hosting a season of exhibitions and events which focus on India and its culture which can tie in with the Science, History, Geography and Maths curriculum.

The season will run from 4th October until 31st March 2018 and will include a series of events, sessions and workshops.

It will present an international perspective on the contributions of the Indian subcontinent to global science and culture over the last 5000 years, and also celebrates the fact that India marks 70 years of independence this year.

The exhibitions

The season will be split into two exhibitions, Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation and Illuminating India: Photography 1857 – 2017.

Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation will display Indian advances in science, technology and maths that have changed the world and Illuminating India: Photography 1857 –2017 is the first exhibition to survey photography in India from its beginnings to the present day. 

There will be a Q&A session on 27th October with director on the film Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle.

School groups and visitors will also be able to watch a session called Sadhguru in Conversation whereby the best-selling author and speaker, Sadhguru will join in a lively discussion with science journalist and author Jo Marchant, looking at science and spirituality on 13th November.

The festival will also involve music, dance and film with an Indian influence as well as yoga and meditation. There will be storytelling too which will explore India’s rich array of scientific ideas and technological innovations.

There will also be films showing at the museum's IMAX Theatre such as The Man Who Knew Infinity, which is about an Indian mathematical genius. Also taking place will be talks given by guest speakers, which link to Science and Technology.

School ticket information can be found on the Science Museum website.

For more information, visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk.

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