Her Majesty The Queen this morning opened the pioneering Information Age gallery at the Science Museum by sending her first tweet to the world, 76 years after The Queen’s first visit to the museum.
John Liffen, Curator of Communications, blogs about an important discovery to be displayed for the first time in our new Information Age gallery opening 25 October 2014.
David Hay, Head of Heritage & Archives at BT, reflects on the story of the first transatlantic telephone cable, TAT1, which opened 58 years ago today (25 September).
Chloe Vince, Science Museum Volunteer, tells the dramatic story of the laying of the first transatlantic cable, one of the highlights of our Information Age gallery.
Chloe Vince looks at how the 1967 Wimbledon Championships made broadcasting history.
Sophia Oelman works on the conservation team for Information Age, a brand new gallery about the last 200 years of communication and information technology, opening this autumn. There are a huge range of exciting objects being prepared for the Information Age gallery. As one of the six conservators working on the project, I have the privilege of cleaning, documenting and repairing the objects before they go on public display. My favourite object is the Super Selector Radio Receiver, made around 1927 in London by Selectors […]
Alice Williams on working behind the scenes in our conservation team
Jen Kavanagh reports on a project to scan telegrams from across the UK for a new communications gallery opening in 2014.