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“Genes and Food” is a large exposition of about 700 m2 which, in the year in which the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA is celebrated, intends to contribute to include Coimbra in the group of world cities that organized commemorative events of this date. The exhibition was prepared by a large team of professionals from 8 countries who created, designed and adapted all materials for the unique environment of the S. Francisco Convent, at this stage of its recovery. Scenography, light and created environments aim to transform this space into an almost mystical place, so that the visitor establishes emotional ties with science.

Genes and Diet

WHEN: September to December 2003
WHERE: San Francisco Convent
LOCATION: Coimbra
EVENT: Coimbra National Capital of Culture 2003

“Genes and Food” is a large exposition of about 700 m2 which, in the year in which the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA is celebrated, intends to contribute to include Coimbra in the group of world cities that organized commemorative events of this date. The exhibition was prepared by a large team of professionals from 8 countries who created, designed and adapted all the materials for the unique environment of the S. Francisco Convent at this stage of its recovery. Scenography, light and created environments aim to transform this space into an almost mystical place, so that the visitor establishes emotional ties with science. The exhibition begins with a “facility” where basic information about DNA is provided. On the opposing wall is the human genome. The second part of the exhibition consists of a completely new version of the exhibition of the Alimentarium (Nestlé Foundation, Switzerland) Genes and Food where they present the relationships that man has established with plants and how the discovery of DNA has opened possibilities to improve the form and quality of agriculture. Outside the cloister is a collection of plants that have been genetically improved, reminiscent of Mendelian gardens. In an annexed room there are also two films “to know” where children and adults can deepen their knowledge on these subjects. We believe that all the conditions for the “Genes and food” Exhibition can be met by thousands of visitors from all over the country.

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