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By Marisa Kalvins and Adriana Francescutto Miro

Conserving Medicine

With less than a year before we open the doors to our brand new Medicine Galleries, we take a look behind the scenes to see what conservators Marisa and Adriana have been working on.

Set of five nested Avoirdupois brass cup weights equivalent to one Kilogramme standard, mid 19th Century. (2lb, 2oz, 1oz, 3 drams & 10 grains) from the Science Museum group collection

This week, the kilogram will be redefined. But what does this mean for scientists and engineers, and for those of us beyond the science lab? Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments, explains more.

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