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Ian Blatchford

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

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 […]