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Brooch to avert the evil eye, Europe, 1900-1914

Throughout history, amulets have been used to heal and protect the body from different evils and illnesses. What can these five objects tell us about their place in medicine?

Making the Modern World c. Lee Mawdsly (Full size)

As part of our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists, inventors and engineers the Science Museum Group have launched an exciting new app

Stephen Hawking, the best known scientist on planet Earth will be mourned for his remarkable impact, not just on the field of cosmology but as a hugely successful science writer and a beacon of inspiration for how the limitations of the body can be overcome by the power of the mind.

Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye.

To celebrate 180 years since the birth of William Perkin, we explore the items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine.

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