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CM opens Slice of Life: The World Famous

Slice of Life: The World Famous Dunedin Study will be on at Canterbury Museum from November 30.

The findings of a landmark study tracking the lives of 1037 babies born in the early 1970s will be displayed at Canterbury Museum.

Slice of Life: The World Famous Dunedin Study will open on November 30.

The study followed 1037 babies born in Dunedin in 1972 and 1973 throughout their lives.

It has been acclaimed internationally as one of the most significant projects of its kind and its findings have influenced health and social policy around the world.

The exhibition follows the participants as they start school, learn to drive, experiment with sex, drugs and alcohol, find careers and start families of their own.

Visitors can look into rooms recreated in the styles of the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, and learn about links between lifestyle choices and health through hands-on interactive exhibits.

Canterbury Museum director Anthony Wright says the museum is delighted to be hosting the new exhibition.

“The Dunedin Study participants have been called the 1000 most-studied people in the world, but ultimately they’re just ordinary New Zealanders. I think visiting this exhibition will be a nostalgic experience for many locals.

Slice of Life: The World Famous Dunedin Study will run from 30 November to May 3 2020. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Council of Australasian Museum Directors, c/o Ms Daryl Karp, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House PO Box 3934 Manuka, Australian Capital Territory 2603 Australia, © CAMD 2020
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