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.
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.
Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven looks at sustainable period products recently added to the collection.
Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores medicine in the age of the Aztec Empire, from ceremonial birth to death on the sacrificial stage.
We asked Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven to tell us about the tools she uses when working in the stores.