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ECSITEment reigns at CERN’s exhibitions

Museum directors and science outreach experts visited CERN on the occasion of the annual ECSITE meeting


ECSITEment reigns at CERN’s exhibitions

Speakers from CERN’s Ideasquare, Heureka in Helsinki, Citta della Scienza in Naples and Copernicus Science centre in Warsaw share their experience of design thinking in a conference workshop. (Image: CERN)

Last week, some particularly knowledgeable visitors explored CERN’s exhibitions. Several hundred museum directors and science outreach experts visited CERN in the framework of the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (ECSITE). More than a thousand science outreach experts from over 45 countries converged in Geneva, from 5 to 9 June, for the 29th annual ECSITE conference, organised by the Natural History Museum of Geneva in partnership with CERN, the University of Geneva and Campus Biotech. On Wednesday, 200 of the conference speakers came to the Globe of Science and Innovation. The doors of the permanent exhibitions and Ideasquare were thrown wide open to allow participants to exchange ideas with CERN’s scientists and science outreach experts. And throughout the conference week, participants came to CERN on guided tours organised by the visits service.

The team in charge of CERN’s exhibitions regularly collaborates with science museums all over the world to enrich the Laboratory’s offering and to meet new audiences. As a result, close to one million people visited the exhibition at the Science Museum in London, which was produced in collaboration with CERN.

For more information on how CERN supports museums, see this page.

A visit to CERN's Microcosm exhibition with curator Emma Sanders. (Video: Point Prod/Muséum Genève)