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A view of the new Science Museum Mathematics Gallery. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, today offered his congratulations to Dame Zaha Hadid, who has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2016 Royal Gold Medal. Dame Zaha becomes the first woman to be the sole recipient of this prestigious prize, which is approved by Her Majesty The Queen and awarded to an individual or group who have had a significant influence in the advancement of architecture. A globally renowned architect, she won commission to design a new […]

#EmptyScienceMuseum images from (clockwise from top left) @mattscutt, @londonlivingdoll, @peppyhere & @sciencemuseum

Communications Assistant Ellie Blanchette blogs on what happens when you invite a talented group of Instagrammers to photograph an empty Science Museum.

Peter Morris is the Science Museum’s Keeper of Research Projects and has recently published his latest book, ‘The Matter Factory: A History of the Chemistry Laboratory‘. The laboratory clearly plays an important role in chemistry (and other sciences). Chemists will have received their practical training in the teaching laboratory before spending their career (in many cases) working in a variety of laboratories in academia and industry. Yet this important setting for chemistry has hitherto been little studied. Previous studies of […]

On 16 March, the Longitude Prize brought together a range of speakers to discuss what makes a Longitude Prize winner in an event at the Science Museum.

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