Science Museum to bring Mathematics to life

Date Posted: 08/12/2014

The Science Museum has announced ambitious plans to open a state-of-the-art Mathematics gallery in 2016.

The gallery has been made possible by the largest individual donation ever made to the museum from long-standing supporters of science David and Claudia Harding.

Science Museum director, Ian Blatchford said: “With this gallery we want to evoke the kind of excitement around mathematics as our Collider exhibition has done around particle physics.”

The permanent gallery will tell stories that place mathematics at the heart of our lives, exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the world from the turn of the 17th century to the present. 

The David and Claudia Harding Mathematics Gallery will open in 2016 and will be curated by David Rooney, who led the delivery of the award-winning Codebreaker exhibition about the life of Alan Turing.

For more information visit www.sciencemuseum org.uk.

Photo credit: Zaha Hadid Architects/Science Museum.
 

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