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The travelling exhibition “MINERALS' GOT TALENT! From underground to home” is open in TalTech University.

This exhibition will show you the role of metals in our daily lives. You will discover their stories from the Big Bang to the most ancient Human civilizations up to our 21st century and beyond. In the comfort and convenience of modern life, it is easy to forget, that our ever-growing cities and societies are entirely dependent on precious gifts from the Earth: we call them “Mineral resources”. In three separate modules the exhibition will explore three main themes:

◆ Our planet Earth in the past,
◆ the relationship between humans, and the Earth in the past and today, and
◆ what will our world look like tomorrow?

Metals are ubiquitous in our daily lives and this exhibition is meant to raise our awareness about the numerous and complex challenges that await the world on a global level. At a time when energy transition and climate change are becoming priorities for everyone, we believe it is of the greatest importance to contribute to a wider society knowledge about mineral resources in general. In particular for some metals that are known to be very talented: for improving the capacity of batteries and enhancing an energy revolution with the use of electricity, or for playing an essential role in our digital lives (computers, phones). Visitors will discover what are the challenges that lie ahead of us and see what is already being done for a better tomorrow (recycling, fair trade, better ways of extracting metals).

The exhibition "Minerals' Got Talent! From underground to home" is a European project meant to travel through a wide range of museums in Europe over 5 years (4 to 6 months in each venue). This 200m2 traveling exhibition is designed for young people, but will be enlightening and interesting for everyone.