In Autumn 2022, Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery (https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/technicians-david-sainsbury-gallery) will open at the Science Museum, in London. Aimed at 11-16-year-olds, the interactive gallery will immerse young people in the world of technicians, where they’ll take a peek behind the scenes of your vital but often unseen roles. Visitors will discover stories from many different technicians through videos and photos.

This will be a free interactive permanent gallery seeking to change perceptions of technical careers and inspire tomorrow’s technicians.

You can see articles here: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/science-museum-new-gallery-teenagers-technicians-london-b958074.html?fbclid=IwAR3RY9igZ_zHTfmRglb9qBZmM-PUTJC3dshnXx2PvqgGz6Sd_NCdeb3EGYo 

https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/27-september-3-october-2021/science-museum-gallery-technicians/?fbclid=IwAR3RY9igZ_zHTfmRglb9qBZmM-PUTJC3dshnXx2PvqgGz6Sd_NCdeb3EGYo

The exhibition will highlight Technicians roles within Advanced Manufacturing, and will be featuring Engineering Manufacturing Technicians and Welding Technicians specifically.

The Museum is looking for technicians in these roles, from all over the UK, who would be interested in being filmed (chatting with other techs) talking about their careers, passions, influences, experiences and opinions, with the aim to inspire our audience.

If you're interested in hearing more - please email katy.mcghie@sciencemuseum.ac.uk with a bit about yourself: what you love about the role, how long you have been doing it, how you ended up becoming a tech etc.

The gallery wants to reflect the diversity of their 11-16 year old visitors so that they all feel included and inspired to become a Technician. The gallery encourages applicants from minority and under-represented backgrounds and identities.

Getting in contact doesn't guarantee you'll be involved, as they will be holding research chats. They may not be able to get back in contact with everyone.

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