The Science Museum’s next gallery, Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, is being created in collaboration with Marvel Studios, the NHS, National Grid and the University of Sheffield’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research.
The four organizations will help create the interactive gallery which will be designed to demonstrate the vital but often hidden role that technicians play and encourage a career in the profession.
A “close collaboration” with Marvel Studios will see a recreated Marvel Studios Black Panther movie set become a centerpiece of the new gallery. Visitors will be able to reenact the role of a set lighting technician, post-production sound technician or visual effects technician by interacting with the exhibition.
Marvel has previously collaborated with Colchester + Ipswich Museums’ “Power of Stories” exhibition, which featured three Black Panther costumes and recently won “Temporary or Traveling Exhibition of the Year” at the 2022 Museums + Heritage Awards.
The health sciences section of the new gallery will feature design inspired by the exterior of the Royal London Hospital and will focus on the role of pharmacy technicians who create bespoke medicines for patients in NHS hospitals. Interactive exhibits will mimic tasks such as preparing an IV bag, checking medications for contaminants, and pipetting.
NHS aseptic pharmacy technician Sujata Patel contributed to the gallery. Patel said: “The Technician Gallery will give us a unique opportunity to showcase the important work we do behind the scenes in major hospitals.”
A huge model wind turbine will welcome visitors to the energy grids section of the gallery, where visitors can take on the role of a wind turbine maintenance technician and pilot a remotely operated vehicle across the ocean floor.
Visitors can experience the work of technicians at the University of Sheffield’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research as they test designs using computer-aided design and experiment with simple coding to optimize the movement of an arm robotics, watching it in action in a task inspired by the use of robotics. in recycling facilities
Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery is supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation as lead funder and will open in the Science Museum on November 3, 2022. The gallery was designed by JAC Studios, Denmark.