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Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery

Step into the fascinating world of Technicians and take a peek behind the scenes in our brand new interactive gallery.

Experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster film set, analyse blood samples in a medical laboratory, operate a robot in a manufacturers workshop, fix a fault atop a wind turbine and much more.

We’ve collaborated with Marvel Studios, the NHS, National Grid and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre so you can try one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits which mimic the tasks technicians perform every day. 

Entrance to Technicians The David Sainsbury Gallery, showing part of the health science section © JAC Studios
Entrance to Technicians The David Sainsbury Gallery, showing part of the health science section © JAC Studios

Discover the hidden yet vital careers of technicians from the creative arts, manufacturing, health science and renewable energy sectors. Through interviews and exhibits simulating real-life technical tasks, this immersive experience will give you a unique insight into these fascinating areas and how the people who work within them affect our everyday lives.

Try your hand at creating lifesaving drugs and experience what it's like to be a pharmacy technician who makes bespoke drugs for patients in NHS hospitals.  

Step onto a reconstructed film set of Shuri’s Lab from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and re-enact the role technicians play in creating blockbuster movies.  

Take on the role of a wind turbine maintenance technician and pilot a remotely operated vehicle on the ocean floor.  

Operate a robotic arm and test innovative designs using a computer-aided design inspired by the work of advanced manufacturing technicians. 

Architect's rendering of Technicians
Architect's sketch of Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery © JAC Studio

Explore this hands-on gallery from 3 November 2022 and unearth your own skills and interests along the way. 

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