As the Science Museum Group Collection acquires a new print by Rachel Whiteread DBE, we explore how two artists evoke COVID-19 and the pandemic.
In early 2020, we commissioned artist Bedwyr Williams to create an artistic response to the Science Museum Group Collection and its new home at the National Collections Centre (NCC) in Wiltshire, which will open to the public in 2024.
In 1977, the Science Museum Group acquired a large collection of decorative plastics from the London art dealer John Jesse. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores the extraordinary story of his life and a colourful selection of objects ranging from lamps to ocean liner brooches.
Assistant Curator Katie McNab explores the many selfies in the Science Museum Group Collection which predate the very term ‘selfie’, and how the act of taking a ‘selfie’ is an important part of self-expression and is ultimately a social activity.
Grayson Perry is among the many artists who have responded to the threat of SARS-CoV-2. Roger Highfield, Science Director, tells the remarkable story behind his ceramic pot, which is about to go on display at the Science Museum.
As part of the Science Museum Group’s COVID-19 Collecting Project we have acquired a portrait by Roxana Halls of Katie Tomkins, Mortuary and Post-Mortem Services Manager at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, created as part of the Portraits for NHS Heroes project in response to the pandemic.
Artists have responded to the invisible and existential threat of SARS-CoV-2. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to David Goodsell and Angela Palmer about how they tackled the greatest health crisis of a generation.
Curator of Art Collections Dr. Katy Barrett explores how working with artists in response to themes and objects in our collection can help to illuminate the role of science in our lives and identities. This post is part of our Open for All series.
Katy Barrett, Curator of Art, reveals the story behind an unusual artwork that recently joined the Science Museum Group Collection.
Inspired by the designs of the Festival Pattern Group, illustrator Jen Haugan created a series of new illustrations.