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

  • Our Future Planet
    by Guest authors on May 13, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Exhibition adviser Bob Ward reflects on Our Future Planet as the exhibition opens to the public. The post Our Future Planet appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Flying on Mars
    by Doug Millard on April 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Today, NASA was able to successfully fly a small helicopter on Mars. Space curator Doug Millard explores this historical moment. The post Flying on Mars appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • First Man in Space
    by Doug Millard on April 12, 2021 at 11:18 am

    On the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest milestones in space exploration, Deputy Keeper of Technologies and Engineering Doug Millard looks back at the celebrations that followed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's historic mission. The post First Man in Space appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Happy birthday, Mary Jackson
    by Heather Bennett on April 9, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Today marks the 100th birthday of Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer and one of their ‘Hidden Figures’. The post Happy birthday, Mary Jackson appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Changing the game
    by Lorna Hutchman on April 8, 2021 at 7:19 am

    As part of our Open for All series, Marketing Officer Lorna Hutchman explores the advances in accessibility that are creating a more inclusive gaming industry. The post Changing the game appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Back to the Future of Computing
    by Roger Highfield on March 29, 2021 at 7:37 am

    The next generation of high-performance computers might see a return of the oldest form of all, analogue computing, according to a paper published today, coauthored by Science Director, Roger Highfield. The post Back to the Future of Computing appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Science Museum Book Club: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    by Glyn Morgan on March 26, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Welcome to the Science Museum Book Club, in each post Exhibitions Curator Dr. Glyn Morgan hand-picks a science-related text that has resonated with him in order to share the joy of reading with you. The post Science Museum Book Club: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Celebrating British Science Week with Her Majesty The Queen
    by Caroline Parkins on March 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    We were delighted to join Her Majesty The Queen earlier this week to celebrate British Science Week as we mark one year since we closed our doors. Our Explainers took part in the virtual science showcase with The Queen which took place on Wednesday 10 March, in celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The event was focused on space exploration and featured Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Professor Caroline Smith and a group of primary school children from Thomas The post Celebrating British Science Week with Her Majesty The Queen appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • 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.


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

  • V&A Innovate Talks: co-design, learning without limits and respectful design
    by Holly Burton on May 14, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    V&A Innovate is an annual National Schools Challenge, inviting students in years 7, 8 and 9 to design a solution to a real-world problem. The post V&A Innovate Talks: co-design, learning without limits and respectful design appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Talking Raphael
    by Ben Quash on May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The quincentenary of Raphael’s death and an exquisite makeover of the home of some of his most celebrated works – taken together, that’s quite a moment. View of refurbished Raphael Court at the V&A, 2021.... The post Talking Raphael appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • You May Also Like…
    by Sitara Emily Shah on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Testing things The post You May Also Like… appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Dickens in the digital age
    by Emma Curry on May 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    On the 18 February, the ‘Deciphering Dickens’ team hosted ‘Dickens in the Digital Age’, an exciting online symposium that brought together academics and museum professionals working on a range of digital projects The post Dickens in the digital age appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Clothing Shop
    by Stephanie Wood on May 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    As we recently marked the reopening of clothing shops in England and Wales, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed the UK clothing sector has been one of the worst sectors affected by COVID-19 restrictions. More... The post Pandemic Objects: Clothing Shop appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Flattening Complexity for Search
    by Angela Wolff on May 6, 2021 at 11:40 am

    When I first started on the backend development for Explore the Collections, the complexity of the data held in our museum cataloguing system both impressed and overwhelmed me. We expose close to 60 different fields... The post Flattening Complexity for Search appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Al Fresco
    by Esmé Hogeveen on May 4, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Last October, my sister and I used the mudroom at the back of our home as a staging area for a Thanksgiving meal. Though public health officials in Toronto had advised hosting no more than... The post Pandemic Objects: Al Fresco appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Friday Late x Jameel: Museum Leila
    by Rachel Dedman on April 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    April’s Friday Late, Museum Leila, is a fashion film devoted to contemporary fashion design from the Middle East and North Africa. Created by British-Algerian director Nadira Amrani, the video has been commissioned as a collaboration... The post Friday Late x Jameel: Museum Leila appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • A journey into the Oppi Untracht photographic archive of Indian jewellery
    by Silvia De Vecchi on April 30, 2021 at 10:37 am

    A discussion of the Oppi Untracht archive at the V&A The post A journey into the Oppi Untracht photographic archive of Indian jewellery appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – Let’s move!
    by Astrid Hilne on April 28, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Let’s Make Wednesdays – Let’s Move! Let's play with our bodies to make a story! The post #LetsMakeWednesdays – Let’s move! appeared first on V&A Blog.



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