The Science Museum in South Kensington has unveiled a new permanent gallery – Mathematics: The Winton Gallery – which is available to hire for private and corporate drinks receptions.
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery is the first permanent public museum exhibition designed by Zaha Hadid Architects anywhere in the world. This beautiful gallery, which spans 400 years of human ingenuity and brings mathematical history to life through remarkable artefacts, stories and design, is the first of Zaha Hadid Architects’ projects to open in the UK since Dame Zaha Hadid’s sudden death in March 2016.
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery is able to accommodate 200 guests for drinks receptions. Guests can discover the powerful stories about how mathematical practice has shaped, and been shaped by, some of our most fundamental human concerns – including money, trade, travel, war, life and death, form and beauty.
Jodie Guilford, event sales manager at the Science Museum, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our latest gallery – Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. This permanent gallery can be hired in conjunction with one of our other fantastic galleries and is the perfect space for pre-dinner receptions or post-conference drinks.
“This year has seen the launch of a number of new spaces at the Science Museum including our most interactive gallery to date – Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery. The galleries are proving to be incredibly popular with event organisers who are looking for new and inspiring spaces to host their events.”
Artefacts in the Mathematics Gallery range from the experimental Handley Page aircraft built in 1929 to a beautiful 17th century Islamic astrolabe that uses ancient mathematical techniques to map the night sky. The gallery has been laid out using the principles of mathematics and physics, which has informed the three-dimensional curved surfaces representing the patterns of airflow that would have streamed around the Handley Page aircraft.