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

  • 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.

  • Science Museum Christmas Gift Guide 
    by Science Museum on November 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    From galaxy to grotto, ecology to elves, molecules to mistletoe, our online shop is packed full of out-of-this-world gifts to help spread Christmas cheer. The post Science Museum Christmas Gift Guide  appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • A flushing story
    by Kerry Grist on October 28, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Flushing toilets are a staple of our modern lives, but what we now take for granted is still a relatively new technological innovation. Assistant Curator Kerry Grist explores their fascinating history. The post A flushing story appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • When cancer is an inspiration
    by Roger Highfield on October 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, helped judge the annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award, which this year was dominated by entries about cancer The post When cancer is an inspiration appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Habitation in a new home
    by Guest authors on October 20, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Today we installed a sculpture called Habitation in the museum. Jack Monaghan explains more in this blog post. The post Habitation in a new home appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Aiming for the stars
    by Doug Millard on October 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

    Curator Doug Millard celebrates the life of Mae C. Jemison, engineer and former NASA astronaut who was the first black woman to travel into space. The post Aiming for the stars appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • The true stories behind the tech in Enola Holmes
    by Dr Elizabeth Bruton on October 15, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Curator Liz Bruton reveals the true stories behind the Victorian technologies of bicycles, steam trains, and cipher wheels depicted in the 2020 Netflix film Enola Holmes. The post The true stories behind the tech in Enola Holmes appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 Winner
    by Science Museum on October 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    We are delighted to announce that we have won Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020! The post Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 Winner appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    by Roger Highfield on October 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Science Director Roger Highfield describes an event with the distinguished chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas to celebrate the UK’s pioneering role in using X-rays to understand the molecular machinery of living things. The post ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • The Chemistry Tour
    by Science Museum on September 24, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Follow this tour to discover the objects telling some of the greatest stories in chemistry. The post The Chemistry Tour appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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

  • November at the V&A Shop
    by Elizabeth Lovatt on November 25, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    At a moment when it sometimes feels like good news is in short supply we wanted to highlight some of the people we’ve been working with who are finding ways to make a positive impact... The post November at the V&A Shop appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • In conversation with Vyara Boyadjieva, Student Illustrator of the Year Runner-Up
    by Caroline Penn on November 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    ‘The Wave’, illustration by Vyara Boyadjieva. © Vyara Boyadjieva Vyara’s illustration The Wave was named as Runner-Up for the Student Illustrator of the Year at the V&A Illustration Awards 2020. The post In conversation with Vyara Boyadjieva, Student Illustrator of the Year Runner-Up appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – Women Artists in the V&A Collection
    by Ian Malhotra and Hazel Vernon on November 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Let’s make an installation! This week’s challenge is inspired by three women artists in our collection. Let’s turn everyday items into incredible artworks. Don’t forget to share your creations with #LetsMakeWednesdays. The post #LetsMakeWednesdays – Women Artists in the V&A Collection appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • An Interview with Pablo Ortíz Monasterio
    by Duncan Forbes on November 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Pablo Ortíz Monasterio is one of the leading photographers in Mexico today. Best known for his book La última ciudad (The Last City, 1995) he has documented the complexities of Mexican life over 40 years.... The post An Interview with Pablo Ortíz Monasterio appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • JW Anderson patchwork cardigan popularised by Harry Styles to join the V&A’s collection
    by Oriole Cullen on November 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    The secret is out! Remember that JW Anderson patchwork knit cardigan worn by recording artist Harry Styles during lockdown? We can now confirm that it is joining the V&A’s fashion collection! The cardigan sparked a TikTok... The post JW Anderson patchwork cardigan popularised by Harry Styles to join the V&A’s collection appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Lessons from lockdown
    by Alexander Ogilvie-Graham on November 19, 2020 at 8:50 am

    During the second lockdown, I wanted to reflect on how everyone has been starved of culture recently. I started at the V&A in 2019 during the incredibly successful Dior exhibition when I would be visiting... The post Lessons from lockdown appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Bridget D’Oyly Carte – an archive
    by Olivia Williams on November 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Page after page of Bridget D’Oyly Carte’s family archive comes with her felt tip pen annotations in various colours – she arranged it herself, and it hasn’t been rearranged since. Although more time-consuming to use,... The post Bridget D’Oyly Carte – an archive appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – Why do we wear clothes?
    by Chinami Sakai on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    © Victoria and Albert Museum, Written and Illustrated by Helen Hancocks Have you ever wondered why we wear clothes? To keep us warm, to protect ourselves from rain, or just to look fancy? Why Do We Wear Clothes? was written... The post #LetsMakeWednesdays – Why do we wear clothes? appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Dogs
    by Jenna Mason on November 18, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Take a stroll around your local park and you will no doubt be greeted by more than a few pandemic puppies. Dog ownership has soared during the past 8 months, with google searches for ‘buy... The post Pandemic Objects: Dogs appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • V&A Innovate judges 2020/2021: introducing Ade Adepitan!
    by Holly Burton on November 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Ade Adepitan (MBE, TV Presenter and Paralympic Medalist), Loyle Carner (BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominated rapper) and Roma Agrawal (MBE, Structural Engineer and Author) are this year’s National Schools Challenge judges.We asked Ade Adepitan... The post V&A Innovate judges 2020/2021: introducing Ade Adepitan! appeared first on V&A Blog.



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