Atmosphere gallery opens

Projections on the floor and an atmospheric ceiling

Projections on the floor and an atmospheric ceiling

A new gallery Atmosphere – exploring climate science opened last week in the Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing. I ran a TextWorkshop for the team at the start of the project, focusing on how to write good text for interactives and touch-screen exhibits, and later on contributed some last-minute picture research, about which the content strategy manager said:

“Many thanks for all your fast and good work on the project – very much appreciated.”

The gallery is full of impressive digital screen-based and projected interactives, with some wide-format videos that I loved and wanted to take home. Displayed throughout are the ice cores and read-outs that illustrate the practical evidence of climate science.

I talked to a fellow invitee, who said that her grandfather had been a climate scientist. He had spent weeks at a time living in remote, icy camps, and any of the bearded, behatted scientists in the photographs could be him.

To understand climate science, there’s now an easier way than visiting the arctic wastes. All the models and scenarios, not to mention the evidence itself, is on show in this gallery.

An in-depth look at climate science

An in-depth look at climate science