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

  • Happy Birthday Henrietta Lacks
    by Harriet Jackson on August 1, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    1 August 2022 marks 102 years since Henrietta Lacks was born. Assistant Curator Harriet Jackson takes a closer look at her profound impact on modern medicine and reflects on the importance of informed consent and who benefits from scientific research. The post Happy Birthday Henrietta Lacks appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • The Science of Wormholes
    by Roger Highfield on July 27, 2022 at 7:00 am

    To mark the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, Science Director Roger Highfield talks to physicist Alexey Milekhin and Stargate advisor, Mika McKinnon. The post The Science of Wormholes appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Create the Trophy Competition
    by Guest authors on July 22, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Architect, artist & multi-disciplinary creative Rebeca Ramos reflects on the Create the Trophy competition for The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and how it is inspiring the next generation of creative innovators. The post Create the Trophy Competition appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Honouring Kadambini Ganguly
    by Guest authors on July 18, 2022 at 7:45 am

    18 July 2022 marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates and the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, and the doors she opened for others. The post Honouring Kadambini Ganguly appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Arthur Clarke Award Shortlist Announced
    by Guest authors on July 8, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Ahead of the opening of Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination, discover the brilliant science fiction books shortlist for the Arthur Clarke Award. The post Arthur Clarke Award Shortlist Announced appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • The Science of the Multiverse
    by Roger Highfield on July 7, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the extraordinary idea that our universe is but a speck in a vast sea of universes with the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees. The post The Science of the Multiverse appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Injecting Hope – Volunteer Call out
    by Science Museum on June 30, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Share your vaccine trial story and be part of an exhibition The post Injecting Hope – Volunteer Call out appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Celebrating Verena Holmes
    by Heather Bennett on June 23, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Assistant Curator Heather Bennett takes a look at the remarkable life and achievements of engineer Verena Holmes. The post Celebrating Verena Holmes appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee
    by Science Museum on May 31, 2022 at 10:47 am

    To celebrate HM The Queen’s platinum Jubilee, we’ll be looking back at her longstanding relationship with the Science Museum, spanning over 8 decades. The post Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • All in Perfect Harmony?
    by Guest authors on May 22, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Professor Christian Laes discusses perceptions of disability and the idealised body in ancient Greek culture, revealing how these ancient representations of bodily forms have influenced modern ideals towards conformity. The post All in Perfect Harmony? appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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

  • Your Highland getaway…1900s style
    by Frances Willis on August 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    As thoughts turn to exploring or unwinding this summer we may find ourselves drawn towards travel literature, online or in hardcopy, to gain a perspective on our chosen place to venture. At the National Art... The post Your Highland getaway…1900s style appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Open call: Visitor experience at V&A storehouse
    by Kate Parsons on August 1, 2022 at 11:04 am

    We are looking for a partner to collaborate with us on designing and delivering a new, enticing and memorable experience that enables people to have direct, up-close engagement with museum objects and their stories. We... The post Open call: Visitor experience at V&A storehouse appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Voices from Torrijos
    by Mariam Rosser-Owen on July 21, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    From the beginning, we have been keen to use this research project to connect with local specialists in Torrijos, to learn from them about their town’s history, and to speak with them about what the... The post Voices from Torrijos appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Inclusive design: Creative mindfulness in Tower Hamlets
    by Kirsty Sullivan on July 21, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Maraid McEwan, Young V&A Inclusive Designer in Residence and Kirsty Sullivan, Senior Producer for Formal Learning, Young V&A When Young V&A opens in 2023, the permanent galleries will explore some of the social and environmental... The post Inclusive design: Creative mindfulness in Tower Hamlets appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • The winners of the V&A Illustration Awards 2022
    by Rosalind McKever on July 20, 2022 at 7:51 am

    The awardees were announced at an event on 19 July at which Gérard DuBois has been awarded the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize and Book Illustration Winner 2022. His work, alongside the winners... The post The winners of the V&A Illustration Awards 2022 appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Build your adventure story at home
    by Chinami Sakai on July 18, 2022 at 8:30 am

    At Young V&A, we think that objects from the past can inspire us to use our imaginations. They can even help us make a whole story up. In the Adventure room in the new Imagine... The post Build your adventure story at home appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • V&A Innovate Talks: Teacher Insights
    by Holly Burton on July 15, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    The V&A Innovate National Schools Challenge is back for 2022-23. To support schools planning to deliver the challenge, we asked three teachers to share their experiences of taking part.  The post V&A Innovate Talks: Teacher Insights appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Daily devotion – Christian holy water stoups
    by Serenella Sessini on July 14, 2022 at 10:20 am

    As our research into objects to display at V&A East Storehouse progresses, I have been investigating objects connected to religious beliefs from around the globe. The V&A collection includes a vast array of objects linked... The post Daily devotion – Christian holy water stoups appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • 2023 programme
    by Blog Editor on July 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Today we unveil the first details of our 2023 programme across our family of sites. New landmark exhibitions at V&A South Kensington range from the first ever major UK exhibition on Renaissance master Donatello, to... The post 2023 programme appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Print of the Month
    by Zorian Clayton on July 5, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    E.442-2011. ‘Rainbow Summer’ by Birgit Skiöld. Given by the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust. The post Print of the Month appeared first on V&A Blog.



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