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While our curators identify items to collect to represent our experience of COVID-19, here are ten remarkable items from past pandemics.

A view inside Watt's Workshop at the Science Museum.

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.

Matt Moore, Head of the National Collections Centre, reflects on the history and future for the Science Museum Group’s largest site.

One month on since the closure of our museums due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Executive Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on the challenges facing us all and how the Group has adapted to its new (although temporary) virtual reality.

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