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Illuminating IndiaThis autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The season brings together a series of events, including two free major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation and Photography 1857-2017. The former takes a journey through India's remarkable history, revealing how the Mughal emperors conserved nature in the 16th century, how 20th century mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan revolutionised maths and how the Indian Space Research Organisation sent a camera to Mars for less than the cost of the film Gravity. The latter exhibition provides an ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India, showing how the Indians used it to express their unique experiences. Further events in the series include an Indian tea blending workshop, a Slumdog Millionaire screening with a Q&A with director Danny Boyle, and two intimate evenings of dance and live music with the world-renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.

 

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Illuminating India  Boy Playing Girl, Janakpur, Nepal, 2016, hand painted by Jaykumar Shankar, from A Myth of Two Souls (2013 -) © Vasantha Yogananthan  

   
Illuminating India - Boy Playing Girl, Janakpur, Nepal, 2016, hand painted by Jaykumar Shankar, from A Myth of Two Souls (2013 -) © Vasantha Yogananthan

Illuminating India Boy Playing Girl, Janakpur, Nepal, 2016, hand painted by Jaykumar Shankar, from A Myth of Two Souls (2013 -) © Vasantha Yogananthan 


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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
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PRICING  Exhibitions: Free | Fees apply for some events
DATES  4th October 2017 to 31st March 2018
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This autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The season brings together a series of events, including two free major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation and Photography 1857-2017. The former takes a journey through India's remarkable ... More about this event
 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our LivesSuperbugs: The Fight For Our LivesSuperbugs: The Fight For Our LivesWe don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives the Science Museum reveals humanity's response to the threat of antibiotic resistance at the microscopic, human and global levels. You'll see twelve real bacteria colonies, including one of the earliest superb2018-01-20T10:00:00+00002019-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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DATES  9th November 2017 to 28th February 2019
VENUE  Science Museum 
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Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Illuminating India

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Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Illuminating India

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Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Illuminating India

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Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Illuminating India

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