Plans For New Wallace & Gromit Exhibition Unveiled

Wallace and Gromit are set to be at the heart of a new major government-backed exhibition at the Science Museum, London, designed to inspire a new generation of British innovators.

This exciting news was announced today at Aardman studios in Bristol by the Minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Delyth Morgan.

The £2m exhibition, due to open in spring 2009, will tap into Wallace and Gromit's famous flair for invention with interactive exhibits, creative activities and animated displays, all of which will be themed around the fictional characters’ house.

It will also have a serious side – encouraging innovators young and old to protect their intellectual property to ensure they derive the maximum value from their ideas, and to encourage a positive respect for the intellectual property of others.

Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit said:
"Inventiveness has always been central to Wallace's character and I have sketch books full of Wallace's eccentric inventions that have never made it to the screen. It is fantastic that Wallace & Gromit can excite young kids about innovation in this way."
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