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Science Museum Gallery explores climate change

  • May 1, 2024
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Science Museum Gallery explores climate change

A major gallery examining the rapid energy transition and decarbonisation needed globally to limit climate change is at the Science Museum. Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery features historic and contemporary objects and engaging digital exhibits that highlight how we can journey towards a low carbon world.

The free gallery showcases how the world can generate and use energy more sustainably, highlighting technologies and projects from the UK and abroad – from hydrogen power on Orkney to terracotta air-cooling façades in India and solar farms in Morocco. The gallery encourages visitors to reflect on past energy transitions and the pioneers who dreamed what might be possible, while imagining the energy use that will shape our low carbon future.

At the centre of the gallery, uniting science and art, is an art commission Only Breath, a kinetic sculpture that moves and blooms, stretching to around five metres in diameter when unfurled. Created by artists Alexandra Carr and Colin Rennie from Torus Torus Studios, the sculpture was made from repurposed mirrors, recyclable stainless steel and windblown wood and signifies the power of nature to inspire technological change.

“This gallery shares contemporary stories of individuals, organisations and communities all imagining the future of low carbon energy,” Oliver Carpenter, Lead Curator of Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery at the Science Museum, said, “but it also spotlights some of the earliest ideas and technologies created by the imaginations of previous generations. By taking a long view of the energy revolution and showcasing impressive technologies of the past, alongside today’s low carbon options, we hope to inspire visitors to imagine a low carbon energy future.”

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