International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Our Children on Water

International Art Exhibition

A thought-provoking, insightful art exhibition showing how the world’s children feel about water opens at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London on 18 July 2011.

[on the right: It is only a gesture by Laura Valladares Salgado, 16]

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.

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.

This 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.

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:

- online preview

- London, UK (18-29 July)

- Frankfurt, Germany (15-26 August)

- Prague, Czech Republic (12-23 September)

- Rome, Italy (10-21 October)

- Barcelona, Spain (14-18 November)

Check out this IYC activity page for more details

activity featured July 13, 2011