Category Archives: Past exhibitions

We’ve had some amazing exhibitions at Life over the years – read on to find out more!

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT: Get under nature’s skin at Life

You’ll have the chance to see some of the world’s most spectacular creatures like never before in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at Life. Want to find out more about the exhibition first? Read on…

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at LifeWhat is the purpose of the exhibition?

The purpose of ANIMAL INSIDE OUT is to inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for the animal world.… Read more

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Bear Necessities

Mother bear and her two cubs in a Finnish forest

Brown bear

Here’s a quiz question for you. How many different species of bear are there?

I know you’re going to be smart and dismiss koala bears as a marsupial with superficially bear-like characteristics. You might also remember that giant pandas are now officially recognized as members of the Ursidae (bear) family.… Read more

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60 second interview with… Dr Angelina Whalley

Dr Angelina Whalley

Dr Angelina Whalley is director of the Institute for Plastination

Dr Angelina Whalley, a licensed physician, is the Director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. She is married to Dr Gunther von Hagens and is the creative and conceptual designer and curator of the BODY WORLDS exhibitions, including ANIMAL INSIDE OUT which opens at Life on 28 May.Read more

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60 Second Interview with Barry Hitchings

Barry HitchingsThis month we spoke to Senior Exhibition Consultant Barry Hitchings to find out more about the man behind Game On 2.0.

Tell us who you are:

I am Barry, I work for the Barbican International Enterprises on the touring exhibition Game On / Game On 2.0.

Describe your current role:

I help curate, update, run and maintain the exhibition.… Read more

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60 second interview with Andy Buck

This month, we chat to Andy Buck from Ubisoft’s Reflections studio which has been based in Newcastle for over 30 years. You can meet Andy and find out more about his role when he joins us in Game On 2.0 for a Meet the Expert session on Tuesday 28 July.

Describe your current role:

Senior Programmer at Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio.… Read more

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Defending the Planet on ‘the Big TV’ | Game On 2.0

Weekends playing computer games with friends when you were younger were always great. Getting permission to bring your Playstation downstairs and hooking it up to the ‘big TV’ in the living room made the whole thing that little bit more fun.

Moving furniture and gathering all the cables, controllers and games seemed to take forever but you stuck with it because you knew once you were able to defend the planet or win the world cup with your friends on a screen twice the size as the one in your room it would be worth it.… Read more

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60 second interview with Elena Zardini

Over the last year we’ve worked closely with Elena from the Barbican Arts Centre to bring Game On 2.0 to Life. She’s spent the last two weeks working with our technical team who’ve put in a sterling effort to get the exhibition ready for opening this Saturday 23 May.

Elena Zardini - Manager of Touring Exhibitions for the Barbican Arts CentreDescribe your current role

Manager of Touring Exhibitions for the Barbican Arts Centre which means I do a lot of travelling around the world setting up our exhibitions and liaising with staff at all the venues.… Read more

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014: Sneak Preview

With the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opening here at Life on 10 January 2015, we thought you might like to take a first look at some of the amazing images that’ll be on display.

First up, it’s one you might recognise from our marketing materials:

©Will Jenkins (UK), 'Green Dragon' - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

©Will Jenkins (UK), ‘Green Dragon’ – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

‘Green Dragon’ by Will Jenkins (UK)

Will has been a keen photographer for the past five years (since he was six).… Read more

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60 second interview with Stephen Boddy, Anatomist-in-Residence at BODY WORLDS Vital

Stephen Boddy, Life’s Anatomist in Residence during BODY WORLDS Vital and student on our MSc in Public Engagement with Science with Northumbria University.

Tell us who you are:  Stephen Boddy BSc (Hons), I’m an Anatomy Demonstrator with Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Describe your role: I provide anatomy demonstrations to undergraduate and postgraduate students using a variety of resources including the human cadaver.  … Read more

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60 Second Interview with BODY WORLDS’ Creator Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Plastination and creator of the BODY WORLDS exhibitions.

Gunther von Hagens, creator of BODY WORLDS

Gunther von Hagens’ stunning exhibition BODY WORLDS Vital is at Life until 2 November 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Describe your current job in 2 sentences. 
I am an anatomist engaged in the practice of Plastination – the science of anatomical specimen preservation that I invented in 1977.… Read more

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