The world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, is enjoying cult status. Well, she would be enjoying it, except she’s dead. Born in 1815 Ada Lovelace is now a cult figure due to our fascination in arts and science and our concern that women are being left out of the dominant narrative. Director of a new international gallery coming to Melbourne, Rose will explore our interest in arts and science, why it matters and what’s in store for the future. She will share insights garnered through planning a new gallery with eight nodes around the world and talk about Australia’s participation.
Rose Hiscock is the inaugural Director of the Science Gallery Melbourne, a new gallery dedicated to the collision of art and science. Part of the acclaimed International network with eight nodes worldwide, the gallery will be embedded into the University of Melbourne and is scheduled to open in 2020. Rose was previously Director of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. She also worked for the Australia Council where she was responsible for national and international arts development. Rose is committed to building a vibrant, balanced and accessible arts sector. She is a Board member of Back to Back Theatre and Chunky Move.