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Science Museum Blog News and insights from the Science Museum in London.

  • Dorothy Vaughan: NASA’s overlooked star
    by Lorna Hutchman on September 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

    When we think of NASA Scientists today, we visualise a diverse and inclusive workforce, but this was not always the case. The unsung heroes of early NASA were often those who not only broke gender, but racial stereotypes too.

  • The Curious Tour
    by Science Museum on September 16, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Ignite your curiosity by following this route to discover objects and stories both familiar and unexpected.

  • The Big Tour
    by Science Museum on September 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Follow this route to discover some of the biggest objects, ideas and stories in the Science Museum.

  • The Exchange
    by Science Museum on September 11, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and created during lockdown.

  • Top 5 unexpected pieces of art to see at the Science Museum
    by Lorna Hutchman on August 13, 2020 at 11:52 am

    From intriguing artworks to thought-provoking objects, explore the intertwined relationship between art and science in our unexpected art trail and experience the Science Museum through a creative lens.

  • Treating trachoma in Kenya
    by Guest authors on August 10, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Samson Akichem Lokele is a travelling eye doctor who works for the international charity Sightsavers. He talks about his work treating trachoma in the remote Turkana region of northern Kenya.

  • Perseverance and the search for life on Mars
    by Doug Millard on July 30, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Space curator Doug Millard explores the upcoming NASA mission to Mars, and how this will pave the way for future exploration of the red planet.

  • Powerful Amulets
    by Guest authors on July 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Historian of medicine Annie Thwaite explores the rich and complex history of amulets and their connection to medicine.

  • Flying to Mars
    by Doug Millard on July 16, 2020 at 9:40 am

    As the Hope mission to Mars prepares to launch, we spoke to the spacecraft lead about the mission.

  • Re-framing my vision for 2020
    by Guest authors on July 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Dr Jo Gooding, founder and director of Design Research Associates, reflects on how her historical research on National Health Service (NHS) glasses has inspired her current mission to support innovation in disability-related design.


V&A Blog News, articles and stories from the V&A

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays — a photography challenge!
    by Caterina Tsirodimitri on September 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

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  • Museum interactives
    by Patrick Cartlidge on September 21, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Prior to joining the V&A in September, most of my previous roles were comprised of developing internal tools. I always had a latent desire to develop public-facing web experiences and one of the reasons I... The post Museum interactives appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • The Glastonbury Festival database
    by Kate Bailey on September 18, 2020 at 8:24 am

    It is really exciting to be able to share some news which we have been working towards over the last few months – and at a time when Glastonbury Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary.... The post The Glastonbury Festival database appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – playful prints!
    by Emily Grassi on September 16, 2020 at 8:30 am

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  • ASMR at the V&A – with Charlie Chaplin’s hat
    by Tom Windross on September 11, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I talked to filmmaker Julie Rose Bower about the ASMR films she made for the V&A earlier this year. The post ASMR at the V&A – with Charlie Chaplin’s hat appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – spectacular sensory stories
    by Sophie Sage on September 9, 2020 at 9:30 am

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  • The Outdoor Gallery: Part Two
    by Anne-Marie Galmstrup on September 3, 2020 at 9:47 am

    As I restart my residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood, I reflected on the past few months and my pre-lockdown research. As museums around the world closed their doors, it got me thinking more... The post The Outdoor Gallery: Part Two appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Exhibition
    by Brendan Cormier on September 3, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Since the shutting down of most museums around the world in March and April, a major question has lingered about how we will make exhibitions in the near future – namely given lower projected visitor... The post Pandemic Objects: Exhibition appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Handwashing
    by Kathleen Walker-Meikle on September 2, 2020 at 11:41 am

    In our age of Coronavirus, handwashing has been at the forefront of public health messaging. Public health advertisements on television drum into viewers the importance of practicing this action , signs in public bathrooms inform... The post Pandemic Objects: Handwashing appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Hungry for Revolution – Russia in 1916
    by Ruth Hibbard on September 2, 2020 at 9:04 am

    In the V&A’s extensive poster collection there is a Russian poster from 1916 for a charity to feed the hungry in Moscow. At this time Russia was noticeably divided between the haves and the have-nots,... The post Hungry for Revolution – Russia in 1916 appeared first on V&A Blog.



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