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.
The body’s protective immune system holds the key to diagnosing, treating and vaccinating against coronavirus. Science Director, Roger Highfield, focuses on antibodies.
Katy Barrett, Curator of Art, reveals the story behind an unusual artwork that recently joined the Science Museum Group Collection.
Curator Katie Dabin explores how 1960s research into the common cold helped reveal the first coronavirus.
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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