Vaccines have met with suspicion and hostility for as long as they have existed. In this blog post, Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on how the tone of debate between scientists and vaccine opponents has been remarkably unchanged since Victorian times.
Sir Ian Blatchford is the Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group.
Our Director Sir Ian Blatchford shares his thoughts on sustainability and the Science Museum Group.
Imagine if the displays at our great national museums never changed; no temporary exhibitions, the same objects on gallery and therefore the same ones in storage.
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 […]
It’s been a record year for visitors across the Science Museum Group. Director Ian Blatchford explains more
A statement from Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group.
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 […]
The Science Museum Group Director, Ian Blatchford, discusses the Science Museum’s aims and commercial activities.