Barberini is financed and filled with art by billionaire Hasso Plattner (pictured left) with museum director Dr Ortrud Westheider in front of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, 1914–1917

These are strange, heartening times in Germany. The world is off-kilter, liberal democracies are feeling the political squeeze, while their economies (...)

Timon (12) and Max (9) play with an animal view helmet by artists Denis Connolly and Anne Cleary at the announcement of plans for Biotopia, the  natural history museum  at Nymphenburg Palace, Munich. Photograph: Robert Gongoll

On a crisp night in January, Munich’s Nymphenburg Palace looks like the home of the mythical Snow Queen. Ducks and geese jostle happily on the frozen(...)

SGI will use the funding to support the development of a global science gallery network.

The parent company of Dublin’s Science Gallery has received an investment of more than €1 million, including a donation of €450,000 from the US-based(...)

Measuring up: With experimentation at the heart of all research, it is rare that the producer knows exactly how a project will turn out

While the modern world of commercially driven research might lead you to believe that most innovators and inventors know exactly what they’re doing, t(...)

Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen at the Science Gallery, Dublin. The Science Gallery was designed with a complementary project in mind, says its founding director. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s failure to open a science centre, despite all the talk of “the knowledge economy”, is remarkable. The absence sets Dublin apart from most Eu(...)

Artist Helen Pynor installing work as part of the Oscillator exhibition at the Science Gallery, Dublin, earlier this year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

AINE McMAHONThe Science Gallery is to establish eight galleries worldwide by 2020, building on the innovative model of public engagement developed by(...)