“energy.transitions”

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Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (commonly known as Miraikan; Mamoru Mohri, Chief Executive Director) will hold an exhibition “energy.transitions” from Friday January 17 to Sunday March 29, 2020. This exhibition is the touring version of the special exhibition “energie.wenden” (energy turnaround), which was held at the Deutsches Museum (Munich) in 2017 and was visited by around 680,000 people. This is the first time the exhibition will be on display outside of Germany – in addition to a newly added content that introduces the energy situation in Japan, it will consider the future of the energy that is indispensable to our lives. The DWIH Tokyo supports the exhibition as co-organizer.

Event Information

January 17, 2020, 10:00 AM to March 29, 2020, 5:00 PM

Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 1F
Organizer: Miraikan, Deutsches Museum / Co-Organizer: German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

Up until now it was the large amount of cheap energy obtained from fossil fuel resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas that supported our social development and wealth. However, if we continue to use fossil fuels in this way, global warming will accelerate and a great risk of large-scale climate change will be left for future generations. Plus, fossil fuels will eventually run out.

The “energy.transitions” refers to a great turnaround in the energy we use, freeing ourselves of the current situation in which we are dependent on fossil fuels and turning to sustainable energy sources. The Paris Agreement formed by countries around the world in 2015 set out the goal of reducing the greenhouse gases emitted around the world to zero in the shortest time possible in the second half of this century. The realization of energy turnaround is a vital issue that all of humanity must quickly focus upon so we can meet this goal. What is the best way to push energy turnaround forwards?

In this exhibition, each visitor will consider energy policies while being given information about Japan and the world concerning 10 energy-related themes. The energy policy choices made by visitors will be collected during the exhibition, then counted and compared to those gathered from when the exhibition was held in Germany – from this we expect to examine the differences in approaches to energy policies between Japanese and German people.

Closed: Tuesdays (open on February 11 and March 24)
Admission fees: Free *A separate admission fee is required for the permanent exhibitions
Organizers: Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Deutsches Museum
Co-organizer: German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)
Concept and Content: Deutsches Museum
Kindly supported by: Linde AG, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft
Supervisors: Yoh Yasuda (Kyoto University), Kazuya Matsuo (Matsuo Architects Office), and Keiichiro Sakurai (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Contact: Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
TEL: 03-3570-9151 FAX: 03-3570-9150