Announcing Science Gallery Melbourne

Visualisation of Science Gallery Melbourne, courtesy of University of Melbourne


Today we're thrilled to announce that we will establish a Science Gallery in Melbourne in partnership with Australia’s leading academic institution, the University of Melbourne. This marks the halfway milestone for our ambitious plan to expand the Global Science Gallery Network to eight universities worldwide by 2020.

For Science Gallery International, Melbourne is the obvious choice for a Science Gallery in Australia. In addition to being home to a world-class partner in the University of Melbourne, it is also home to vibrant scientific and artistic communities - a city designed for creative collisions between science and art. Ranking number one in Australia and thirty-three in the world, University of Melbourne will join other leading universities within the Global Science Gallery Network including Trinity College Dublin, King’s College London and the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. 


University of Melbourne Campus, courtesy of University of Melbourne


Science Gallery Melbourne is set to open in 2018, deepening strong existing links between Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and offering ongoing opportunities for highlighting research from each university worldwide.

We are delighted that the highly-talented and outstanding cultural leader Rose Hiscock has been appointed as the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne. Rose will take up this role from February 2016 after completing her current role as Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, which includes the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Ms Hiscock previously held the role of Executive Director Arts Development at the Australia Council.


Rose Hiscock

We're confident that Science Gallery Melbourne, joining its sister galleries in Dublin, London and Bangalore, will be an unstoppable force of inspiration for the next generation of innovators.


Visualisation of Science Gallery Melbourne, courtesy of University of Melbourne

To find out more about Science Gallery Melbourne, check out their new website (where you can subscribe for email updates), and watch the video below.



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Read more in media coverage around the announcement:

'Trinity College Science Gallery to be Replicated in Melbourne' - The Irish Times 

'Dublin's Science Gallery Heads Down Under' - The Times

'Science Gallery Going Down Under to University of Melbourne' - Silicon Republic

'Science Gallery to Lay Down Australian roots' - Tech Central

'Science Gallery International has Announced a Deal to Establish a Facility in Australia' - RTÉ News

'Director Appointed for 2018 opening of Science Gallery Melbourne' - The University of Melbourne 

'Art and Innovation Collide At New Science Gallery at the University of Melbourne' - Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

'A new Science Gallery International in Melbourne has nabbed one of the museum sector's most high powered executives' - Performing Arts Hub

For media queries, images or further information, please contact Fionn Kidney (Global Engagement Manager, Science Gallery International) at +353 85 7386425 or