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Collections and Objects

Our world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Come behind the scenes as we explore new object acquisitions and meet the conservation team.

Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye.

To celebrate 180 years since the birth of William Perkin, we explore the items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine.

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