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Urenco sponsored new interactive gallery opens at the Science Museum to spark wonder in a new generation

12 October 2016

Urenco is delighted to announce that its partner, the Science Museum, has today unveiled their spectacular new interactive gallery to the general public.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery features specially-commissioned artworks, exciting demonstrations and immersive experiences led by the Museum’s in-house team of Explainers. The £6 million permanent gallery will inspire visitors of all ages to wonder at the science and mathematics that shape our lives.

Urenco, who is a Major Sponsor of the gallery, have focused their support in two key areas on gallery; the Forces zone, which explores the physics of forces and motion through ten interactive exhibits, and the showspace which is inspired by the Royal Institution’s world-renowned Faraday Theatre, providing live demonstrations of science-related experiments.

Stephen Billingham, Chairman of Urenco said:

‘‘I have been visiting the Science Museum since I was a boy, and the galleries have never ceased to amaze me. I have no doubt that this incredible space will spark wonder and curiosity in science for all generations.

‘Urenco is committed to promoting an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects; a commitment we have been delivering on since 2007 when we started our Richie education programme. Our partnership with the Science Museum as a Major Sponsor of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery fits perfectly with our ambition to inspire future generations of science leaders.

‘Wonderlab embodies everything we hold dear at Urenco; science and technology are at the very heart of what we do and we are excited to see the gallery open to the public today.’’

Science Museum Group Director, Ian Blatchford, said:

‘‘The Science Museum Group’s core purpose is to ignite curiosity in our visitors. We are confident we will do this in spades with Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery - a perfect mix of curatorial flair, scientific clout and joyous imagination.’’


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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