King's College London, one of the world's leading research and teaching universities, has today outlined plans to open the first new member of the Science Gallery network in London, following two funding awards totalling £7m.
King's has received £3m from the Wellcome Trust and £4m from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity towards a total funding target of £12m, which sets the London gallery well on track to open at the London university in 2015. A potential home for London's newest creative space has been identified in London Bridge opposite The Shard building.
Artist's impression by LTS Architects & Designers
We're delighted about the news, and wish newly appointed director of Science Gallery at King's College London, Daniel Glaser, and all involved the best of luck as they join us on our mission of igniting creativity and discovery where science and art collide. We here at Science Gallery Dublin are particularly excited at the prospect of sharing new ideas as the London team gathers momentum.
The new Science Gallery will be part of the Global Science Gallery Network - a network of galleries being developed by Science Gallery International in partnership with leading universities in urban centres worldwide before 2020 – which was launched in 2012 with a €1million gift from Google.org.
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For media folk, full details of the funding announcement are available in a press release from Science Gallery International here.