Before they go on display, our objects undergo thorough checks and sometimes require repairs. HLF Conservation Intern, Matt Walker, talks us through the process of repairing one such object.
Today (25 August) marks the unveiling of two remarkable clocks from the Science Museum Group collection, the Wells Cathedral clock mechanism and the barograph clock by Alexander Cumming.
Dominique Russell explores what lies behind our gallery show cases
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
Charlotte Connelly is a content developer on Information Age, an exciting new gallery about information and communication, opening in September 2014. This week over in the Information Age team we passed an exciting marker. Instead of counting the time to the gallery opening in years, for the first time we’ve slipped into counting in weeks and months. It seemed like a good opportunity to reflect on what we’ve done so far, and some of the interesting things we still have to […]