Dr Jo Gooding, founder and director of Design Research Associates, reflects on how her historical research on National Health Service (NHS) glasses has inspired her current mission to support innovation in disability-related design.
A number of guest authors, from scientists to artists, contribute to our blog, taking you behind the scenes, exploring the incredible objects in our collection, our award-winning exhibitions and the scientific achievements making headlines today.
Dr. Dimitrios Adamos and Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou from the Department of Computing, Imperial College London explore how brain waves can tell you about the music you listen to as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum that ran from February – March 2020.
Inventory Assistant Stephanie Gray uncovers a story of aerial adventure in 1924 and the role played by a first aid kit now cared for by the Science Museum Group.
Ahead of Science City Lates on 26 February, Participation Assistant Audrey Aidoo-Davies discusses an exciting project she’s been running with curator Alexandra Rose and some young makers of today.
‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.
Science Museum volunteer Stephen Dalziel takes us back to 1950s England to explore the bizarre story of the Krogers.
As a new display featuring a model of a red blood cell showing abnormalities goes on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, research fellow Shelley Angelie Saggar explores how Thalassemia has been perceived culturally throughout history.
Photographer Kevin Percival discusses his work for Science City 1550– 1800: The Linbury Gallery.
Top Secret volunteer Sheila Mair explores the evolution of scrambler phones used during the Second World War.
Over 400 school pupils packed into the Science Museum IMAX Theatre in London on 16 October for a special Q&A with the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake.
On Colour Blind Awareness Day Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, University of Bristol lecturer and Science Museum Research Fellow explores the literary and cultural history of colour vision deficiency.
This week we announced a rather special addition to the Clockmakers’ Museum.