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

  • Complacency, Convenience, Confidence: The History of Vaccine Hesitancy
    by Imogen Clarke on February 24, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Curator Imogen Clarke looks back at the history of vaccine hesitancy through items in the Science Museum Group Collection. The post Complacency, Convenience, Confidence: The History of Vaccine Hesitancy appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • James Watt, office equipment and high-street fashion
    by Guest authors on January 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

    On the anniversary of James Watt’s birth, volunteer Nick Gudde examines Watt’s impact on business and buttons. Recent research has added to our understanding of Watt’s life and work, find out more via our Open For All blog series. The post James Watt, office equipment and high-street fashion appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • For Science: A space of rest and reflection
    by Katy Barrett on January 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Curators Katy Barrett and Sarah Bond explore the connections between Jenny Holzer’s For Science and Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for which it was commissioned. The post For Science: A space of rest and reflection appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Marguerite Perey and the element Francium
    by Guest authors on January 7, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Science Museum volunteer Dr. Robin Hiley explores the story of Marguerite Perey, the chemist who discovered the element Francium and was the first woman to be elected to the prestigious French Académie des Sciences. The post Marguerite Perey and the element Francium appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Light-based quantum computer takes minutes to do a 2.5-billion-year task
    by Roger Highfield on January 4, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the latest milestone in quantum computing with Prof Chao-Yang Lu. The post Light-based quantum computer takes minutes to do a 2.5-billion-year task appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Illuminating art
    by Katy Barrett on December 30, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Curator Dr. Katy Barrett reflects on the vibrant work of British artist Chila Burman, whose art has given light in a time of darkness and highlights the importance of Indian traditions within British identity. The post Illuminating art appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Science Museum Book Club: Real Life
    by Science Museum on December 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Lockdown 2020 has changed our lives in innumerable ways including spending more time at home, and for some, more time to read. The post Science Museum Book Club: Real Life appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • One World in Space
    by Doug Millard on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Curator Doug Millard looks at how our exploration of space is a truly international affair. The post One World in Space appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Making Antarctica 3D: Q&A with Jonny Keeling
    by Science Museum on December 1, 2020 at 10:55 am

    To celebrate World Antarctica Day, we spoke to Producer of BBC Earth’s Antarctica 3D, Jonny Keeling, about what it was like to film in the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth for the giant screen. The post Making Antarctica 3D: Q&A with Jonny Keeling appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • How to reach the moon in 7 steps
    by Heather Bennett on November 23, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Assistant Curator Heather Bennett gives us an introduction to one of the latest additions to the Space Technology collection. The post How to reach the moon in 7 steps appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – Curiously ceramic sensory journey!
    by Kat Box on February 24, 2021 at 9:30 am

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  • Pandemic Objects: Family Portrait
    by Brendan Cormier on February 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    There’s has been a markedly new focus and emotional charge to the idea of family over the past year. Either separated from loved ones tethered only by video calls and chat groups or squeezed into... The post Pandemic Objects: Family Portrait appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Dr Martens dips toe into new market
    by Katy Canales on February 15, 2021 at 8:05 am

    In February 2021 Dr Martens will take the plunge and float on the stock market at £3.5bn. This step will usher in a new era for the company, which has had a meteoric journey since it launched over 60 years ago. The post Dr Martens dips toe into new market appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Broken isn’t bad: activities for families with Bridget Harvey
    by Francesca Chinnery and Chinami Sakai on February 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    What do you do when one of your favourite belongings – a mug, a jumper, or a toy – breaks? Before you reach for the bin, can you think about how you might fix your... The post Broken isn’t bad: activities for families with Bridget Harvey appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • In conversation with Ruo-Hsin Wu, V&A Illustration Awards Student Shortlist 2020
    by Caroline Penn on February 12, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Congratulations on being one of the 5 shortlisted students at the V&A Illustration Awards 2020! How did it feel when you got the news? Thank you. This work means a lot to me. I’m so... The post In conversation with Ruo-Hsin Wu, V&A Illustration Awards Student Shortlist 2020 appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Instant Noodles
    by Isolde Nicolaysen on February 11, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Image: Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Noodle Museum, Yokohama, Japan (credit: chee hong/Flickr cc by 2.0) In March 2020, as the rest of London was stocking up on dried pasta and flour, causing empty shelves across... The post Pandemic Objects: Instant Noodles appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Meet the artists behind the V&A’s new limited edition prints
    by Elizabeth Lovatt on February 10, 2021 at 12:26 pm

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  • V&A Illustration Awards – In conversation with Laura Winstone (Student Shortlist 2020)
    by Rebecca Law on February 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Laura Winstone’s joyful and kaleidoscopic collages began with a visit to the Delft Museum in Holland and later took inspiration from the collections of many British museums including the V&A. The Catmolean Museum by Laura... The post V&A Illustration Awards – In conversation with Laura Winstone (Student Shortlist 2020) appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • An Insight into Handmade Paper Peepshows…
    by Shijia Yu on February 9, 2021 at 9:33 am

    After working on the Gestetner Collection of paper peepshows at the National Art Library for three years, I find the group of handmade works most intriguing. They all date to the nineteenth century and cover... The post An Insight into Handmade Paper Peepshows… appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Fragmented Illuminations
    by Catherine Yvard on February 8, 2021 at 9:21 am

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