Photography from the exhibition

The Science Museum, located in London, will be hosting a season of exhibitions and events which focus on India and its culture later this year.

The season will run from 4th October until 31st March 2018 and will include a series of events, sessions and workshops, many of which are suitable for groups.

It will present an international perspective on the contributions of the Indian subcontinent to global science and culture over the last 5,000 years, and also celebrates the fact that India marks 70 years of independence this year.

Science and photography in India 

The season will be split into two exhibitions, Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation and Illuminating India: Photography 1857 – 2017.

Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation will display Indian advances in science, technology and maths that have changed the world and Illuminating India: Photography 1857 –2017 is the first exhibition to survey photography in India from its beginnings to the present day.

Groups visiting the Science Museum during the season will get to take part in a The Knowledge: Indian Tea Blending Workshop on 14th October which is supported by Brighton's Bluebird Tea Company. During this you will get to make your own Indian tea blends and refreshments and lunch is also provided.

There will also be a Q&A session on 27th October with the director of the film Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle.

In addition, visitors will be able to watch a session called Sadhguru in Conversation whereby the best-selling author and speaker, Jaggi Vasudev – also known as Sadhguru – will join in a discussion with science journalist and author Jo Marchant, looking at science and spirituality on 13th November.

The festival will also involve music, dance and film with an Indian influence as well as yoga and meditation. There will be storytelling, too, which will explore India’s rich array of scientific ideas and technological innovations.

Group ticket information can be found on the Science Museum website.

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