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Future Face

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:863
  1. Graham Easton, assistant editor (
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    An exhibition at the Science Museum, London SW7, from 1 October 2004 until 13 February 2005. Admission free

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    The Science Museum has had to evolve as science and its relationship with the public have become more sophisticated. “Future Face” is a great example of how it has grown up—a blend of art and science that really gets you thinking about what faces are, what they mean, and what they might look like in the future. For the traditionalists there are still some texts and even a few (awesome) buttons to press—just don't expect to go home with all the answers.

    The “Future Face” project is the brainchild of Sandra Kemp, director of research at the Royal College of Art, and it has taken her five years to bring together. Unlike many trendy “arts meets science” projects, where the art is simply there to “sex up” the science, this one really works because scientists and artists have been pondering the mysteries of the face in their different ways for …

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