On this day in 1948 – just 13 days before the National Health Service was established – the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex with 429 Caribbean migrants aboard. In this blog post Trainee Assistant Digital Curator Rachael Simoes explores the integral role Caribbean nurses have played in the NHS over the past 75 years.
To inspire futures is the Science Museum Group’s mission and it is central to our work towards a society where all people feel that science is for them and have access to the benefits it brings.
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?
This year marks the centenary of the 1922 Everest expedition and Science Museum Keeper of Medicine, Natasha McEnroe, explores the kit used on the expedition, the innovations in techology the trek inspired and the lesser-known story of the people in Tibet who were a key part of this landmark attempt, as part of our Open for All blog series.
Our Director of Learning, Susan Raikes, reflects on the launch of our Open for All Strategy
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the inventor of a new way to scrub the atmosphere of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.
In celebration of the 7th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, we look to some of our corporate supporters and STEM Circle members who are committed to making STEM education and careers for women and girls accessible, relatable and inspiring.
As part of our Open for All blog series, Science Museum Research Fellow Shelley Saggar discusses how the Science Museum Group is researching culturally sensitive items in the collection to help better understand their significance and ensure all objects are cared for respectfully.
As the National Science and Media Museum unveils a new display, Interpretation Developer Charlotte Howard, explores the story of Bradford’s multicultural origins and how one photographic studio captured the moment.
American inventor Mary Kenner spent her life inventing objects that made everyday tasks easier for people. To mark her birthday, Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores her life and work, including the invention of the sanitary belt, which played an important but overlooked role in the development of menstrual products.
On Thursday 25 March, for the second event in the Open Talk series, the Science Museum Group was joined by an expert panel to explore issues around discriminatory technology and how we can create technology that truly works for everyone.
Executive Lead for Collections Services and Science and Industry Museum Director Sally MacDonald reflects on how our value of being open for all is reflected in our approach to collecting and curation.