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.
Why is a foam stress ball now part of the Science Museum Group?
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Ajit Lalvani of Imperial College London about the first detailed study of how the virus is transmitted at home, which underlines the importance of handwashing and hygiene.
For anyone working near a university campus, the influx of new and returning students is hard to miss. It’s hard to imagine that in the three years prior, national lockdowns closed universities and schools. Staff had to find innovative ways of switching to online teaching but also how to deliver hands on practical experiments to their students – wherever they were in the world.
Roger Highfield discusses the $3.5 billion pandemic vaccine development plan of CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, with its CEO, Richard Hatchett, at the launch of the Injecting Hope exhibition.
A variant of highly transmissible Omicron is now dominant worldwide, including in the UK. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Ajit Lalvani of Imperial College London about what to do now that COVID restrictions have been relaxed, tests are no longer free, and we are ‘back to normal’.
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.
Although Omicron is milder than first feared, there is a failure of political imagination when it comes to the implications for pandemic preparedness. Roger Highfield, Science Director, looks beyond Omicron with the government’s influential life sciences advisor, Sir John Bell.
How should we prepare for the next pandemic? Our Science Director, Roger Highfield, talks about an extraordinary new proposal with Dr Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of CEPI, the world’s largest vaccine development initiative.
The pandemic has alerted the world to the threat of airborne disease. A new study has shown the value of clean air, and also how filtration can curb antibiotic resistance in hospitals. Our Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Cambridge based intensive care consultant, Vilas Navapurkar about its findings.