On Colour Blind Awareness Day Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, University of Bristol lecturer and Science Museum Research Fellow explores the literary and cultural history of colour vision deficiency.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a recent discussion of the toxic fiction that is ‘race science’.
From tampons to Mooncups, pads to period pants, our team has identified modern menstrual products to add to the collection.
In the run up to the opening of our Medicine Galleries later this year, Roger Highfield reports on an unlikely story of how a road rage attack provided the secret of scientific success, leading to a Nobel Prize.
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.