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.
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.
For a third year, the Science Museum Group has brought together science and poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day (5 October 2023).
Tropical forest canopies are edging closer to a critical high-temperature threshold of no return. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a study published today.
Inspired by World Photography Day, Associate Curator Rebecca Raven discusses studying and moving many thousands of photographic records to their new home.
A common emblem for medicine depicts one or two snakes coiling up a staff. This symbol, often referred to as a ‘caduceus’, has been frequently used as a pharmacy or healthcare company crest. However, the term ‘caduceus’ has a distinct meaning and historically has been confused with the real first medical symbol: the ‘Rod of Asclepius’.
Why is a foam stress ball now part of the Science Museum Group?
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.
Assistant Curator Katie Crowson highlights the figures represented among the Science Museum Group collection that pursued ‘hidden’ knowledge in Europe during the Renaissance.
Artificial intelligence has made key advances in forecasting, though it is likely to complement rather than replace existing methods, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
It is our third year celebrating National Poetry Day.
Trainee Assistant Digital Curator, Gabrielle Bryan-Quamina, delves into our collection to tell the story of the Radium Girls, the first casualties of industrial radium poisoning.