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Selina Hurley

As part of the medical curatorial team, Selina is Curator of Clinical and Research Medicine. She worked on the Engineers gallery looking at biomedical engineering and was lead curator of the Medicine and Treatments gallery. During the pandemic, Selina collected objects for the collection related to COVID-19, from testing kits to home made crafts to support key workers. She has an interest in the ways people and objects intersect to tell stories about medical places and treatment. During her time at the museum, Selina has worked on meteorites, clocks, climate science and almost everything in between.

Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day is observed annually on 22 March. Our Curator of Medicine Selina Hurley, explains the history of this condition and more contemporary developments in its research.

In the first episode of The Crown, a new Netflix drama series looking at the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II, showed the George VI’s lung operation carried out by surgeon Sir Clement Price Thomas (1893-1973) on a Sunday morning, 23 September 1951. The news made headlines all over the world. For The Crown, a group of practicing surgeons and theatre staff from Guys and St Thomas’ Trust came together to re-enact the operation in what is thought to be a […]

In Emily’s second post, find out about one of her favourite art pieces in the Science Museum Sitting there, watching Listening Post, I was strangely mesmerised. The computer synthesised voices read out posts in different, monotonic keys, creating a calm chorus of gentle noise. I was completely hypnotised and probably could have sat there for hours…  Created by artists Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, Listening Post is an art project which came to the museum in 2003. It displays small […]

This blog post was written by Emily to share her thoughts on her placement at the Science Museum I came to the Science Museum for a two week work experience placement and was surprised at how much there was going on! Going to a museum for a school trip, or even for a day out with my family, I’m used to seeing people in the Learning department, working at the café and in the shop but being behind the scenes, […]