‘Only hours after contractors made the finishing touches to All About Me, a whole group of guests including HDSSG’s Jack and his younger brother Alex were invited to explore the gallery in the company of its new ambassador – Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft. Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka’s chief executive, gave a speech thanking all the numerous people who made it happen but also drew attention to the important messages the gallery aims to deliver.’
Eureka said “Creating and installing this new gallery is not just about putting in exhibits so that everything is shiny and new. All About Me is a gallery of our time, reflecting the interests, issues and concerns of children and families today and helping solve the social and health problems of tomorrow.”
The boys had a great time trying out all the new interactive exhibits. There are fabulous things to touch, smell, climb, reach for, look at, try out, watch, listen for… it really is a sensory wonderland! The models Eureka have chosen throughout the new area represent the wonderfully diverse society we live in and is a very true representation of the families they hope will visit their museum. They include images of families & children from all sorts of backgrounds, nationalities and abilities. Very refreshing.
We were thrilled that Jack had been asked to model for the project and you can see him in no less than 5 different areas! How’s that for inclusion!
So if you pop along to the museum look out for Jack won’t you….you can even have a dance with him!
The ‘All About Me’ gallery opens to the public this Friday (29.03.13) and is well worth a visit. For more info visit Eureka’s website