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Sir Ian Blatchford

Sir Ian Blatchford is the Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group.

Queen Elizabeth II saw many scientific advancements during her lifetime and showed appreciation for the transformative power of science and technology during visits to the Science Museum. It is with profound sadness that we mark the end of her reign.

By Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group. I have recently received feedback from a campaign group about the welcome reception for this year’s Farnborough International Airshow taking place at the Science Museum. Given the strong views some people have about this booking, I wanted to provide some context about the museum’s commercial activities. As Director, I have a responsibility to balance financial sustainability, during a period when Government funding has been reduced, with achieving our goal to be […]

I wanted to respond to a story in the Guardian in which a campaign group that opposes sponsorship by oil companies highlights the Science Museum’s relationship with Shell, with whom the museum has a long-standing partnership. Shell was a major funder of Atmosphere, our climate science gallery which provides our visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on what is known, what is uncertain, and what is not known about this important subject. The gallery has been hugely popular since it opened […]