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.
British Science Week is always a highlight of the year for our colleagues and our young visitors – this year has been no exception with a wide range of activities happening all across the Science Museum Group. British Science Week is a 10-day celebration of science, engineering, technology and maths. Taking place from Friday 10 – Sunday 19 March 2023, this year’s theme is Connections.
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.
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.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on how the need for urgent action to curb climate change has intensified as the UK’s presidency of COP26 draws to a close.
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.
Embedding sustainability in the Science Museum Group’s working practices is not just a priority for the museums and sites, but for the exhibition touring programme too. Here, Emily Cronin, Partnerships Manager (Cultural & Commercial Partnerships) explains more.
Details of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine are published today, showing encouraging efficacy and some puzzling features. Science Director, Roger Highfield, talks to the trial’s Chief Investigator about the vaccine, trial regulation and a surprising bonus result.
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.