Millennium Point to exhibit national award-winning images

Venue to host prestigious science exhibition.

Eastside’s Millennium Point has been chosen as one of 15 worldwide venues to exhibit a selection of award-winning images from the Wellcome Image Awards 2016 – a ceremony that rewards the creators of the best science-imaging talent and techniques from across the world.

Now in its 15th year, the Wellcome Image Awards recognise the creators of the most informative and striking science images, with themes extending from social history to contemporary healthcare, biomedical science and clinical medicine.

This year’s images include include pathways of nerve fibres in the brain, delicate golden scales on a Madagascan sunset moth, a digitally reconstructed skeleton showing atheroma and the ‘furring up’ of arteries that supply blood to the brain, in someone who has had a stroke.

Working with Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and Birmingham Museums Trust, Millennium Point has been selected to showcase the final 20 images in its Level 2 Pop-Up Space until Sunday 10th April. A selection of the winning images will also be on display in the entrance to Thinktank’s Planetarium from Wednesday 13th April.

The 20 finalists, who have been narrowed down from hundreds of images, will receive their award at a ceremony on Tuesday 15th March at the Science Museum in London, where the overall winner will also be revealed.

Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point, said: “As a destination where science, technology and learning come to life, it is a huge privilege for Millennium Point to be selected as one of the venues to exhibit the finalists’ work. We are looking forward to adding our own creativity to the exhibition in order to spark imagination amongst visitors and bring the images to life.”

Following the success of previous Wellcome Image Awards exhibitions, the work of this year’s winners will be showcased at 15 science centres, museums and galleries across the world, including the Science Museum in London, the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Russia and The Africa Centre for Population Health.

Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images and chair of the judging panel, said: “Wellcome Images receives hundreds of extraordinary images every year and we’re very excited to share this year’s selection of winning images. We are thrilled that the winners’ work will be displayed in more places than ever before and we can’t wait to see how Millennium Point put its own stamp on the exhibition.”

For more information about the Wellcome Image Awards 2016, visit:

Pic: Inside the human eye – Peter Maloca, University of Basel.