The culmination of a project with Google Arts & Culture has seen the digitisation of thousands of objects.
The Royal Red Cross Medal, awarded to Elizabeth Batten, is one of the last objects leaving Blythe House for its new home at the National Collections Centre, part of the Science and Innovation Park in Wiltshire.
In 1998, the Science Museum delivered an ambitious, ground-breaking touring exhibition that took many of its most important objects to Japan. Treasures of the Science Museum showcased objects that had never left Britain before. Its Project Curator, Nick Wyatt, now the museum’s Keeper of Library and Archives, explores this project, and describes more recent cooperation with Japan.
Go behind the scenes and discover more about our work to record Stephen Hawking’s office.
In this blog post Fiona Slater, Head of Access and Equity, interviews Jenni Hunt, founder of ‘Our Objects’.
Go behind the scenes with Collection Unpacking Assistants Esme & Holly as they celebrate unpacking 100,000 items from the Science Museum Group Collection in their new home.
At the National Collections Centre, our dedicated Logistics team specialise in moving objects, working closely with the Conservation & Collections Care colleagues. As we prepare to move some of our largest objects into their new home, conservator Kirsten Strachan reflects on what it takes to carefully move these important items.
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.
Go behind the scenes with the Collection Review team as they study a group of cameras in the collection.
Assistant Curator Kerry Grist charts how it became possible to record sound, how we can listen to music performed a century ago and picks some of her favourite recordings that have been preserved in the Science Museum Group Collection.
As we mark the UN International Year of Glass, discover more about a volunteer-led project to catalogue thousands of pieces of glassware in our collection.
Go behind the scenes with the unpacking team as they welcome the collection to its new home.