Jahnavi Phalkey Named Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru
Science Gallery International (SGI) today announced the appointment of Jahnavi Phalkey (Ph.D. HSTS 2007) as the Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru.
Science Gallery is the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. The galleries, pop-up programs and touring exhibitions of the Science Gallery Network are founded on the belief that young people hold the creative potential to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. The pioneering Science Gallery is based at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.
Jahnavi Phalkey is a historian of science and technology, and a filmmaker formerly based at King’s College London. Talking about her appointment as Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru Jahnavi Phalkey said: “I am delighted to be appointed the Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru. Science Gallery will play the unique role of bringing together artists, and scholars from the human and natural sciences through research and conversation on questions of global concern. Such a linking across disciplines and social issues in novel ways will not only change how we view these often-disparate areas but also how we might work together. I am particularly keen on students learning alongside scholars through tinkering and experiments. Collectively, we will produce events and exhibitions to nurture a creative and critical appreciation of science — and its relationship to nature and culture — in Indian public life. Towards these goals, I very much look forward to working with the Government of Karnataka, the Indian Institute of Science, the National Centre for Biological Sciences, and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.”
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