Join us on Friday, May 12 for a panel discussion about Science Gallery!
What exactly is Science Gallery? And why is MSU’s partnership with Science Gallery to start a Lab in Detroit so exciting?
These questions and more will be answered at our panel discussion with Science Gallery International leadership.
When: Friday, May 12 from 9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Auditorium at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, 640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824. Please enter through the northwest building entrance, which is located across from the MSU College of Law.
Science Gallery International is an award-winning international initiative pioneered by Trinity College Dublin that delivers a dynamic new model for engaging 15-25 year olds with science. Through a cutting-edge program of exhibitions and experiences, Science Gallery encourages young people to consider careers in science and engineering and to stimulate creativity and innovation by encouraging greater interaction between scientists, engineers, designers, artists and the creative industries. In partnership with leading universities located in urban centers worldwide, Science Gallery International now seeks to spread Science Gallery across with globe, creating the Global Science Gallery Network. Michigan State University is proud to be a part of this initiative.
Prior to joining Michigan State University as director of Science Gallery Lab Detroit, Troy Livingston was a senior consultant with ExposeYourMuseum where he worked with the Field Museum in Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Institute for Learning Innovation.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the development of the first Science Gallery Lab project here in Detroit, where I was born. Michigan State University is one of the world’s greatest research universities, so it is both fitting and an honor, to join with other leading universities that make up the Science Gallery International network, to do the important work of engaging 15-25- year-olds with ideas that will transform them and the world through art and science. As a fan of Science Gallery’s work since its inception, it’s a dream come true to add this chapter to my career.”
Sarah Durcan is the Global Operations Manager of Science Gallery International. She has a background in theatre producing and financial management and worked for nine years as the Executive Producer for award-winning Irish theatre company, The Corn Exchange. She holds a BA in Communications from DCU and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. She has served on the boards of Theatre Forum and GAZE Film Festival. Since November 2015 she has been involved in organising the #WakingTheFeminists campaign to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre by 2021. In July 2016, Sarah was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre, The National Theatre of Ireland.
Having championed the use of internet as a collaborative educational platform in schools and museums in Italy in the early 1990s, Bandelli worked on the development of both the science center NEMO in Amsterdam and the Miami Museum of Science, and became a partner of NISE, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education network, working with the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He joins Science Gallery International as it’s new CEO.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of CEO at Science Gallery International. It combines my two professional passions – innovation in public engagement with science, and building partnerships and collaborations. Through my own work I have seen the Science Gallery approach first developed at Trinity College Dublin grow to become a leading model for public engagement with science and art. Now, I want to bring this approach to all five continents, and ensure that the Global Science Gallery Network continues as a model of collaboration and innovation in public engagement. It will be a great honour to lead the team taking this approach worldwide – I’m excited at the potential to empower millions of people worldwide with transformative Science Gallery experiences.”
Rob is Touring Manager for Science Gallery International and responsible for developing and delivering the global touring programming. He has worked on developing, producing, designing touring exhibitions globally since 2005 and worked in museums and galleries since 1999.
In 2005 he moved to Science Museum, London as special projects researcher on their temporary exhibitions program. That role developed to project managing special exhibition projects at the Science Museum. In 2010 he became Exhibitions Manager at Science Gallery, working on developing and producing the exhibitions program. From 2012 onward he became more involved in the development of the touring program and has managed and produced all of Science Gallery’s overseas projects to date.
We thank the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams for the generous use of their space.