Unique Exhibition To Showcase Global Efforts To Develop Covid-19 Vaccine

by Arun Kumar Das - Jun 4, 2021 10:44 AM +05:30 IST
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  • The travelling exhibition titled 'Hunt for Vaccine' will tell the story of global efforts in developing vaccines during the Covid-10 pandemic.

(NCSM) has joined hands with the Science Museum Group (SMG) to organise a travelling exhibition to tell the story of global efforts in developing vaccines during the Covid-10 pandemic.

NCSM, an organisation under the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the London-based SMG, will set out the scientific principles underlying a vaccine’s creation and efficacy, while capturing behind-the-scene initiatives that accompanies their rapid development, production, transport, and delivery during the exhibition.

The international exhibition titled "Hunt for Vaccine'' is scheduled to be inaugurated in November 2022 in Delhi from where it will travel to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.

NCSM director general Arijit Dutta Choudhury said, “after the grand success of the exhibition ‘Superbugs: The End of Antibiotics?’ this is another project where we have collaborated with the SMG for raising awareness among masses about the importance of vaccines in our lives.”

The SMG acting director and chief executive Jonathan Newby said: “The pandemic has provided a compelling reminder of how science and ingenuity are central to people’s lives and created an extraordinary opportunity to engage a global audience.”

"We are excited to continue our ongoing partnership with the NCSM to develop this new exhibition about the global hunt for an effective vaccine. This story has countless heroes, from the research scientists in labs, to the engineers and technicians ensuring vaccine delivery, and the thousands who volunteered to be a part of clinical trials — and we look forward to working with the NCSM to tell their stories on a global scale,” Newby said.

NCSM director and coordinator of the project, S Kumar said, “the new exhibition with some local specific content will also showcase the efforts made by India during the Covid-19 pandemic period. It will also highlight the global issue through a series of programmes and events, digital and learning resources etc, for enhanced public engagement and understanding of the vaccines.”

SMG is the world’s leading group of science museums, welcoming over five million visitors each year to five sites: the Science Museum in London, the National Railway Museum in York, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion in Shildon.

NCSM, a premier institution in the field of science communication, is primarily engaged in popularising science and technology through a network of science centres, mobile science exhibitions that visit rural schools and organise a number of activities for public and students.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.

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