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Rebecca Raven

Rebecca is an Assistant Curator working with the Science Museum Group Collection at the Blythe House object store in London. She studied History and Sociology at The University of Sheffield and her research interests revolve around women’s experiences of medicine and society, particularly menstruation.

Box labelled 'Dr White's Belt - adjustable, for comfort' with accompanying safety pins in a small plastic bag

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.

Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores medicine in the age of the Aztec Empire, from ceremonial birth to death on the sacrificial stage.