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Prime Minister welcomes Science Museum celebration of Indian innovation

Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed plans for the Science Museum to host 2 exhibitions on the culture and history of Indian innovation.

The Prime Minister has welcomed plans for the Science Museum in London to host a season of exhibitions and events next year dedicated to the people, culture and skills of India.

As part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 to 18, which will celebrate the vibrant cultural history of the 2 countries, the Science Museum plans 2 exhibitions, in autumn 2017, centred on the rich culture and history of innovation in India.

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

The other will highlight the long tradition of scientific thought in India 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.

Speaking during her 2-day visit to India, the Prime Minister said:

This celebration of India’s rich culture and history of innovation is another clear demonstration of the close ties between our 2 countries. I welcome the Science Museum’s aim to use its series of exhibitions during the UK-India Year of Culture to strengthen the relationship between British and Indian scholars and cultural institutions.

The Science Museum is the most visited museum in the UK by school groups.

Find out the latest updates on the Prime Minister’s India visit.

Published 8 November 2016