Curator Ben Russell explores our fascination with tools in this latest blog post.
Ben Russell is Curator of Mechanical Engineering. He has curated five major permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions at the museum, including Robots (2017) and James Watt’s Workshop (2011), as well as Cosmonauts (2015). Watt’s Workshop led on to his book, James Watt: Making the World Anew, (Reaktion Books, 2014). Most recently, Ben edited Robots (Scala, 2017).
Ben Russell introduces the ‘Draughtsman-Writer’
Eric – a 2m tall working replica of one of the world’s first robots – is now on display in the Science Museum.
Curator Ben Russell reveals the remarkable story of Eric, the UK’s first robot