Go behind the scenes with the conservation team who are busy treating objects within the collection.
Conservator Marisa Kalvins has been busy restoring damaged objects set to go on display in our upcoming Medicine Galleries, including this 18th century shaving bowl. She reveals more about the intricate process and explains why repairs are important to an object’s history.
With less than a year before we open the doors to our brand new Medicine Galleries, we take a look behind the scenes to see what conservators Marisa and Adriana have been working on.
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.
25 August 2017 marked 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