Maths Gallery announced by the Science Museum
We welcome the announcement by the Science Museum, on September 10th, of an exciting new Mathematics Gallery, with designs by Zaha Hadid, due to open at the museum in late 2016.
MATHSWORLDUK has been associated with these developments since our first meeting with the Director of the Science Museum in 2012 and our co-chair, Professor Margaret Brown, is a member of the Advisory Panel for the gallery.
However, the vision of the new gallery, based as it is on the Science Museum’s own collection, differs to a large extent from our own vision, which highlights interactive exhibits and engagement in mathematical ideas. We will continue to work on our own plans, our independent fundraising, and our negotiations over possible sites, which are currently focusing on Leeds and Manchester.