As part of our Open for All blog series, Science Museum Research Fellow Shelley Saggar discusses how the Science Museum Group is researching culturally sensitive items in the collection to help better understand their significance and ensure all objects are cared for respectfully.
In a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition for the nation, the remarkable contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, innovative wheelchairs and communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – will join the Science Museum Group Collection.
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 looks at sustainable period products recently added to the collection.
Executive Lead for Collections Services and Science and Industry Museum Director Sally MacDonald reflects on how our value of being open for all is reflected in our approach to collecting and curation.
Assistant Curator Miriam Dafydd looks back at some of the objects used to support parents in feeding babies over the centuries.
Explore objects from the Science Museum Group Collection never seen online before thanks to a new digitisation tool.
With Christmas approaching, Harriet Jackson explores some of the stories behind the toys in the Science Museum Group Collection.
Keeper of Medicine Natasha McEnroe reflects on the addition of the first vial of COVID vaccine from a mass immunisation programme to the Science Museum Group Collection.
Geoff Belknap, Head Curator at the National Science and Media Museum, reflects on how we collect photography.