As his new book – The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book – features a Braille-based puzzle, we asked author Alex Bellos to pick out a few interesting Braille-related items from our collection.
Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores medicine in the age of the Aztec Empire, from ceremonial birth to death on the sacrificial stage.
Explore our work behind the scenes to study and review the incredible items we care for.
To mark the start of Black History Month in the UK, Assistant Director & Head Curator Andrew McLean explores the legacy of Asquith Xavier, who successfully fought to become the first black worker employed as a train guard at London Euston station in 1966. This post is part of our Open for All series.
Associate Archivist Jack Garside reveals a few recently uncovered gems from the archives.
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.
While our curators identify items to collect to represent our experience of COVID-19, here are ten remarkable items from past pandemics.
Head of Collections Tilly Blyth examines how the choices we make about what to research can help us to understand the role objects in our collection had in supporting colonial structures and the new roles the collection might play in creating spaces that are open for everyone.
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Curator Alex Rose celebrates World Oceans Day with a look at the deep sea adventures of TOBI and GLORIA.