Science Gallery Dublin receives more than €2m as it marks five years

20 Jun 2013

Science Gallery Dublin. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Funding worth more than €2m has been bestowed on Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin as it celebrates five years of exhibitions through arts, education and innovation.

A strategic award from Wellcome Trust worth €1.8m will support a partnership with the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), and ICON Plc is providing €250,000 over five years.

Over its next five years, Science Gallery said it aims to become world’s leading organisation for “involving, inspiring and transforming curious minds through science”.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation that works to achieve improvements in human and animal health. Its funding of Science Gallery will enable the gallery and TBSI to introduce joint artist-in-residency programmes, as well as investigate the development of a ‘wet lab’ research area within TBSI which will help it deliver specific ‘lab in the gallery’ experiences for visitors.

ICON is a Dublin-headquartered global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industry.

The company has made previous to donations to Science Gallery, and this latest funding brings its total amount of donations to the gallery to half a million euro.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic