In the center of the Technology and science university in Addis Ababa now stands the first science museum in Ethiopia. The science museum was designed and built entirely by MadaTech’s exhibition crew. The new museum is 250 square foot and shows 30 interactive exhibits that demonstrate many diverse scientific subjects.
The initiative for building the first its kind science museum in Ethiopia came from the Jewish American businessman - Mark Gelfand. Gelfand dedicates large amounts of money, time and thought in order to promote science and technology education specifically in MadaTech and Ethiopia and all over the world in general.
Gelfand recognizes the high importance of a high standard science museum and therefore he chose to turn to MadaTech with his idea of establishing a science museum in Addis Ababa. MadaTech’s staff agreed immediately and enthusiastically to take park in this significant and complex mission.
MadaTech’s crew, led by head of exhibition wing and head curator - Dr. Tal Berman, planned, designed and guided the assembling team in Ethiopia about designing the building and Infrastructure deployment in the Addis Ababa museum.
Simultaneously, MadaTech planned, designed and produced tens of advanced interactive exhibits in four different science exhibitions about physics, electricity and magnetism, optics and engineering.
The science museum’s inauguration ceremony took place in September 2014. The Ethiopian Minister of education, donor Mark Gelfand and MadaTech’s senior staff, including CEO Shermeister, attended the ceremony.
Establishing an entire science museum in a far country in Africa is an important achievement for the Israeli appreciated museum. This achievement demonstrates high quality of work in technical aspects but also in design, education and visual aspects.
MadaTech’s crew received admiring and appreciative responses from students, staff and the management board of the Ethiopian university, who accompanied the entire establishing process.