News 2007

Mar 29, 2007

Tendencies in Swiss design in the Prince Felipe Science Museum

The Prince Felipe Science Museum is holding the exhibition “Swiss Design Now” as of 1st May, a display that presents current tendencies in Swiss design by young promises and established designers, as well as important Swiss companies that are characterised by their quality and the design of their products.


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Mar 23, 2007

International experts present the latest advances in reproduction in oncological patients

The Prince Felipe Science Museum holds the International Symposium on Cancer and Reproduction from 25th to 27th March, organized by the Chair Santiago Grisolía, City of Arts and Sciences Foundation, in cooperation with the local government’s Health Department. This event will bring together the main world experts in preservation of fertility, who will give an up-to-date view of the reproductive problems that affect oncological patients, and how to tackle them.


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Mar 21, 2007

The Oceanographic exhibits a photographic display of Phytoplankton

The Oceanographic of the City of Arts and Sciences has incorporated a new exhibition today into its programme, “The Microscopic Sea”: a display that contains microphotographs of phytoplankton obtained using the SEM Hitachi S-4100 of the Electronic Microscope Service of the University of Valencia.


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Mar 13, 2007

The Fallera Mayor of Valencia and her Court of Honour visit "Titanic The Exhibition"

The Fallera Mayor* of Valencia (*Fallas’ lady of honour named each year), Marta Reglero, accompanied by her Court of Honour, visited “Titanic The Exhibition”, the new exhibition incorporated into the City of Arts and Sciences last 1st March within the Prince Felipe Science Museum’s programme. Marta and her Court of Honour looked around the lower floor of the “Umbracle” (shaded walkway) where the display is located. It is the largest exhibition set up to date about the history of the mythical ship.


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Mar 12, 2007

Pablo Areitio named new director of the Oceanographic park

Pablo Areitio Toledo, Technical Director of Biology at the Oceanographic park of the City of Arts and Sciences since 2002, has today been named director of the Oceanographic park, substituting Juan José de Torres. Since his arrival at this Centre in 2002, he has been involved in setting up and establishing its animal population, coordinating the areas of marine mammals, fish, veterinary matters and research.


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Mar 12, 2007

Experts create a community of knowledge to provide solutions for the conservation of belugas

For the first time, all the international scientists specialising in belugas have met for three days in the Oceanographic park. The global agenda for work drawn up during the meeting contains the main lines of action for the coming years.


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Mar 9, 2007

International experts debate measures to protect belugas and the effects of climate change in the Arctic

The Oceanographic park of the City of Arts and Sciences is holding from today until next Sunday, 11th March, the first meeting of international experts on belugas. They will analyse the main topics for the conservation and protection of this species, as well as the effects of climate change on these cetaceans and thus by extension the effects on the Arctic ecosystem.


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Mar 2, 2007

International scientific experts on Beluga whales meet for the first time at the Oceanográfico

The Oceanográfico of the City of Arts and Sciences has organised, from 9th to 11th March, the 1st International Workshop on Beluga Whale Research, at which world scientists specialising in the study of beluga whales will be meeting for the first time and in which representatives of all the arctic countries (U.S.A., Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark and Island) will be taking part. The meeting will focus on themes concerning beluga whales held in aquariums throughout the world, especially in Japan, Canada and the U.S.A. and representatives of native Eskimo communities from the arctic regions of Alaska and Canada will also be attending.


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Feb 28, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences recreates the history of the Titanic through original objects, images and documents

From today, the City of Arts and Sciences is recreating the history of the Titanic in an exhibition that presents original objects, images and documents in the largest exhibition so far mounted in these installations. Created by Titanic Centenary 2012, it will be located in the basement of the L’Umbracle until 30th March 2008.


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Feb 23, 2007

Chocolate World Exhibition, chocolate therapy and children`s workshops at the City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences is continuing throughout the weekend to celebrate “Chocolate Week”. To do so, various activities and workshops have been prepared with chocolate, its history and his culinary, nutritional and therapeutic applications as the central theme. The workshop “The science of chocolate. Is it necessary to understand science in order to eat chocolate?” will be held today Friday 23rd February, fro 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Feb 22, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences will, for the first time, exhibit the 1910 Brush D-24 car, which the Titanic was to have transported on its return voyage to Europe

The City of Arts and Sciences is to exhibit for the first time, the automobile that the Titanic was to load in New York to take to London for its presentation in Europe. The car was the 1910 Brush D-24, that is to form part of “Titanic. The Exhibition” , which will officially open to the public on 1st March and which will recreate the history of that legendary ship through original objects, images and documents.


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Feb 18, 2007

The Science Museum organises a cycle of astronomic activities for the fourth year running

The Science Museum Príncipe Felipe has organised, following the success in participation and approval by the public achieved over the three previous years, another edition of “Astronomy at the Museum 2007” for the fourth year running, which consists of a cycle of conferences, workshops and astronomic observations completely free of charge in collaboration with the Valencia Astronomy Association (AVA).


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Feb 17, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences holds Chocolate Week

The City of Arts and Sciences has organised a “Chocolate week” for 19th to 25th February where the participants can find out more about this product, its history, the ways of cooking it, its nutritional properties, its applications in the field of health and the different ways of making it, through activities such as workshops, sampling sessions and an exhibition on chocolate.


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Feb 16, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences and Tourism Valencia award schoolchildren with an end-of-school trip to Valencia

IES Río de los Granados de Guarroman de Jaén, has won the competition “Destination Valencia Course 05/06” (, organised by the City of Arts and Sciences and Tourism Valencia. The prize consists of an end-of-school trip to Valencia for 30 individuals from 13th to 16th April including, among other things, a guided tour to the historical centre of the city and admission to the City of Arts and Sciences.


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Feb 15, 2007

The Olympic Museum of Lausanne puts on an exhibition of the new sport technologies at the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is hosting the Olympic Museum of Lausanne’s exhibition “The materials of success”, in which the application of new technologies in sports equipment materials and the benefits of these applications to the performance of sportsmen and women are analysed and the characteristics of the new materials employed are explained.


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Feb 14, 2007

The Oceanografico celebrates its fourth anniversary with a live videoconference with the Antarctic

The Oceanografico of the City of Arts and Sciences is today celebrating its fourth anniversary and to do so it has organised a videoconference with the Antarctic in which the Head of the Veterinary Service of the Oceanográfico, Daniel García, who since January has been at the Antarctic base of “Gabriel de Castilla” on Deception Island, collaborating with the Army’s Antarctic Campaign research into parasites in marine mammals.


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Feb 10, 2007

National media interest in the McLaren presentation represents an economic impact of around 7.5 million euros

The national media coverage at the world presentation of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2007-2008 race team at the City of Arts and Sciences, attended by the two-time Formula 1 champion, Fernando Alonso, represents an economic quantity amounting to around 7.5 million euros, with an audience in Spain alone of 88.65 million spectators of national television channels, 81.43 million readers of national newspapers and 17.92 million listeners to national radio programmes.

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Feb 8, 2007

The City of Arts and Sciences receives the FEVEC-AVEA 2006 award for urban development.

The City of Arts and Sciences has received the Special Prize for Urban Development awarded by the Valencia Federation of Construction Entrepreneurs (FEVEC) for its “ huge impact on the overall image of the city and on its international projection” as well as for its important effect on the urban development of the city”. The General Director of the City of Arts and Sciences, Jorge Vela, received the award from the Regional Minister for Territory and Housing, Esteban González Pons.


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Feb 7, 2007

García-Argüelles emphasises the success of the VII ¿One toy, one dream¿ campaign

The General Manager for Project Coordination, Pilar García-Argüelles, and the campaign organisers, Radio Nacional de España and the Crecer Jugando Foundation, have today been received at the Zarzuela Palace by Princess Elena who holds the Honorary Presidency of the “One toy, one dream” campaign, a campaign that The City of Arts and Sciences has sponsored since its very beginning.


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Feb 4, 2007

International experts to discuss scientific advances in the field of Proteomics from 10th to 14th February at the Science Museum

The keynote speech of the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, John B. Fenn, is to inaugurate the meeting, in which 300 specialists and students in the field of Proteomics will be taking part and that is organised by the Santiago Grisolia Professorship and the City of Arts and Sciences Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Proteomics Society.

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