Marvel Studios Partners with Science Museum for Black Panther Exhibit
Its centerpiece will be a reconstructed film set for Shuri’s Lab from Marvel’s Black Panther, where visitors can step into the shoes of film crews adjusting lighting, matching sound and dialogue to moving images, and using the visual effects technology.
Shuri, played in the film by Letitia Wright, is the superhero technology inventor younger sister of the title character played by Chadwick Boseman.
The Kensington institution will also work with the NHS, National Grid and the University of Sheffield on Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery which is dedicated to explaining the work carried out by technicians in different industries.
Opening November 3, the free gallery seeks to change perceptions of technical careers and inspire the technicians of tomorrow with further exhibits on how pharmacy technicians create bespoke medicines for patients in NHS hospitals and how National Grid staff build and maintain massive wind turbines.
Among the exhibits are a deconstructed games console and a bespoke prosthetic leg made for a ballet dancer by advanced manufacturing technicians at Imperial College London.
The gallery, funded and named after philanthropist David Sainsbury, caters specifically to visitors aged 11-16.
It comes after a recent report said the country needed around 800,000 more technicians and apprentices to meet demand in the economy for the kind of hands-on science jobs to drive innovation and economic growth. .
Sainsbury, former science minister in Tony Blair’s government, said: “The decision about which career we want to pursue is one of the most important in our lives, and if we want to make the best decision, we need to know what type how many jobs are available and what educational pathways underpin them.
“The roles celebrated in this new gallery demonstrate that being a technician can be a gateway to social mobility and personal fulfillment for the individual, and offer a chance to play a significant role in the prosperity and well-being of the country. .
: For more information, go to sciencemuseum.org.uk/technicians