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John Liffen

John Liffen is Curator Emeritus at the Science Museum. He was previously Curator of Communications and has worked on a number of exhibitions, including ‘Making the Modern World’ (2000), ‘Dan Dare and the Birth of High-Tech Britain’ (2008) and most recently ‘Information Age’ (2014), the major new communications gallery. He has lectured and published many papers and articles on telecommunications history and on early railways. He also contributed a chapter in Science for the Nation, the Science Museum’s centenary history (2010).

Curator of Communications John Liffen blogs on recreating early wireless telegraphy ahead of the 2014 opening of Information Age, a new gallery exploring communication technologies.