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Chinese and foreign children have fun in art & science exhibition
By:Zheng Qian  |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2020-09-22 13:13

The 3rd International Children’s Art & Science Exhibition opened in the Shanghai Art Collection Museum on September 20.

Organized by the Changning District Science and Technology Committee, the Changning District Science and Technology Association, the Changning District Education Bureau and the museum, the exhibition displays more than 200 artworks from over 20 countries.

Blossoming Magnolia, a work in the plant section of the exhibition.[Photo provided by the Shanghai Art Collection Museum]

Themed around “the Light of Life”, the exhibition has three sections respectively for plants, animals and microorganisms. Paintings, handicrafts, sculptures, 3D devices, remote devices and experimental videos present the mystery of life, the diversity of species, and the magic of nature, and lead visitors to experience the “light of life” closely.

Violent animals, a work in the animal section of the exhibition.[Photo provided by the Shanghai Art Collection Museum]

Four interactive areas including the Desert Animals Science Popularization Area, Microscope Observation Area, AI Guide Experience Area and Human Body Observation Area, add more fun to the exhibition.

Children participating in a science experiment at the opening ceremony.[Photo provided by the Shanghai Art Collection Museum]

Besides the exhibition, an outdoor fair, also part of the Changning District “Science Market” Commonweal Activity, is held outside the museum to allow the public to learn more scientific know-how.

In the fair, children were seen playing with an ancient paper-making facility, making unique plant specimens and experiencing the gear transmission principle.

Children playing in the outdoor fair activity.[Photo by Eastday]

Mr. Pablo Obregon, consul general of the Argentine Republic in Shanghai, was one of the guests at the event with his son.“This kind of activity tries to make science accessible to the public, especially children, and inspire their love for science. It also shows how seriously China is taking the issue of science and art. In Argentina, we have developed a lot in science also. That creates more incentive to cooperate. China and Argentina have strong cooperation in temporary science, including satellite cooperation. We are right now making contact with one of the museums in Argentina to allow them to send their works of art to participate in the next edition of the exhibition,” said Obregon.