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Our Children on Water

Activity by Sophie Boldon   |   added on Jul 05, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Royal Society of Chemistry

A striking international art exhibition featuring work from children across the world showing how they feel about water

Our Children On Water
International Art Exhibition

Our Children on Water is a thought-provoking and insightful art exhibition showing how the world's children feel about water.

Schoolchildren from Europe and Africa were asked to express their feelings when thinking about water. The results from the different continents are striking and fascinating.

This free exhibition forms part of a global celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, as the chemical sciences play a vital role providing safe, clean drinking water across the world.


Our Children on Water - 18-29 July 2011

Free admission

The Chemistry Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BA

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday 
10.30am - 4.30pm

Late opening
Friday 22nd July until 8.30pm

Our Children on Water opens at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, UK on 18 July 2011.

Curated by Barry Phipps, curator for Kettle's Yard museum and art gallery and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, the exhibition will run for two weeks at the RSC's headquarters in Burlington House - the building they've shared with the world-renowned Royal Academy of Arts for the past 150 years.


European Tour

After the exhibition in Burlington House has finished, the artwork will continue on tour to other European locations in exhibitions organised by each country's national chemical societies. The dates of the tour are:

- Frankfurt, Germany (15-26 August)

- Prague, Czech Republic (12-23 September)

- Rome, Italy (10-21 October)

- Barcelona, Spain (14-18 November)

Topic: sustainable development, chemistry education, celebrating chemistry, water Audience: students, general public, teachers, school children


Fabienne Meyers | Aug 15, 2011 08:10PM

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Jul 18 - Jul 29, 2011 Our Children on Water - UK
Aug 15 - Aug 26, 2011 Our Children on Water - Germany
Oct 10 - Oct 21, 2011 Our Children on Water - Italy
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2011 Our Children on Water - Spain