At the Blythe House object store, Collections Decant Assistant Georgina Kavanagh has been uncovering interesting stories as she prepares the collection to move to its new home in Wiltshire.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have noticed people wearing a sunflower symbol on a green background on lanyards, badges, or face coverings. Curator Selina Hurley explains why we have added these sunflower symbols to our collection.
We’ve been thinking about sensory access across our sites. The Science Museum Group contains a number of large, often busy galleries with exhibits and interactives to stimulate all the senses, but what are the implications of these for visitors and colleagues with Sensory Access requirements?
In this blog post Fiona Slater, Head of Access and Equity, interviews Jenni Hunt, founder of ‘Our Objects’.
This month a major Science Museum Group collection milestone has been reached: more than 150,000 objects now have an image attached in our online collection. Up from 5% in 2018, over a third of all objects in the collection are now visible online in a dramatic increase in accessibility.
As Audio Eyes gets a major update, we share the story behind this audio descriptive app for blind and partially sighted visitors
Today (Tuesday 21 September) is World Alzheimer’s Day. To mark the day, we asked colleagues at the Science Museum and National Railway Museum to share more about our commitment to being Dementia Friendly.
To mark Changing Places Awareness Day, and the opening of three new Changing Places facilities at our museums, Head of Access & Equity Fiona Slater explores the importance and impact of toilet activism.
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.
In the latest blog in our Open for All series, we look at the role disability has played in advancing scientific techniques.
As his new book – The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book – features a Braille-based puzzle, we asked author Alex Bellos to pick out a few interesting Braille-related items from our collection.
As we publish our new Access Framework, Director of Learning Susan Raikes shares how this document will guide our work on accessibility and ensure that it continues with energy and urgency.