Universcience to take part in Ecsite’s virtual Business Day

Universcience, an organisation that works to make science accessible to all, will be exhibiting at Ecsite’s Business Day on 19 June.

Universcience is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in Ecsite’s Business Day on 19 June. This virtual event is designed to help businesses and science engagement professionals to connect and is organised by Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums.

Travelling exhibitions

Universcience will be taking part in two sessions. During the session ‘What’s new in touring exhibitions?’ the team will be focusing on its new exhibition, Spies: An exhibition-mission at the heart of the intelligence services.

This exhibition allows guests to discover the secrets of espionage, putting themselves into the shoes of an intelligence officer. They will be challenged to manage a diplomatic crisis, collect data, analyse information, write notes and advise authorities as they learn the techniques at work in the contemporary intelligence world.

The exhibition is produced by Universcience and the TV series The Bureau and is presented at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie from October 2019 until July 2021. Following this, it will then be available for touring from Summer 2021.

Looking to the future

Universcience’s Mark Read will also be speaking on a panel with Pascal Goblot from Escalenta, on exhibitions that explore the future. This will look at how science engagement professionals and science museums can imagine and communicate with the future might look like, and what to do when the future catches up. The session asks, what do you do when visions that seemed years into the future suddenly become our present?

As part of the session, Read will present Universicence’s new exhibition, ‘Renaissances’. This imagines world-changing events that lead to new horizons. Read will explain how the current pandemic has brought new questions while Goblot will discuss how scientific data is used to represent the world of 2050 in the graphic narrative experience DATA OF THE FUTURE.

Universcience will also be promoting its exhibitions for children on its exhibitor page for the event. By working to inspire a passion for science and technology in young people, it hopes to encourage them to take up scientific studies and careers.