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University Museum Exhibitions Previous 2018

Opening soon: BEYOND THE LAB: the DIY Science Revolution

23 november 2018 – 14 april 2019

Science is done by scientists. Isn’t it? This exhibition explores seven remarkable stories of people who are opening up scientific research to everyone, taking it out of professional labs and into homes, workshops and backyards. From people who build their own medical devices to manage their diabetes, to community groups measuring pollution, a growing number of ‘do-it-yourself scientists’ around the world are busy hacking, experimenting and inventing. Equipped with low-cost sensors, smartphone apps and the ability to share information with communities online, these DIY science pioneers are challenging our ideas of who a scientist is and what science will look like in the future.

Beyond the Lab

Want to explore more or be a citizen scientist yourself? During the exhibition we organise talks, workshops and other activities around the theme DIY science.

For the programme, please visit or stay updated by our socials #beyondthelabdiy

This exhibition is a project by Sparks in collaboration with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Partners: Science LinX, University Museum, Pre University Academy and Studium Generale.
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