13 Mar 2016

Slice of Life

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 13 March 2016

How do you turn a 45-year-old scientific study into a compelling exhibition?  The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum has been working with scientists involved in a Dunedin study of more than a thousand children born in the city in the early 1970s.

The findings of the study - called Slice of Life - has changed thinking and laws in New Zealand and overseas.

The surviving participants are now approaching middle age, and Lynn Freeman talks to curator of the exhibition, Seán Brosnahan, and to Kirsty Glengarry about the concept.