Illuminating India
 The Taj Mahal c.1914  ©

Royal Photographic Society Collection, NMeM, Science & Society Picture Library

Autumn 2017

The Science Museum is thrilled to announce a season of exhibitions and events dedicated to the people, culture and skills of India.

The programme will centre on two exhibitions celebrating the country's rich culture and history of innovation.

One is an ambitious and unprecedented survey of photography in India from the emergence of the medium in the 19th century to the present day.

The other will highlight India's long tradition of scientific thought from the ancient past to the present day. It will look at the country's expertise in observation, calculation and innovation, emphasising the importance of science in India as a way of understanding the world and creating a better society.

It will be part of an exciting series of events marking the UK-India Year of Culture 2017-18, which will celebrate the vibrant cultural history of the two countries.


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