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Projects

The Science Museum Group’s work covers many different aspects, from conservation and curation to research and an extensive Learning programme.

Below you can find a selection of our work:

 

The first vial of COVID vaccine used in a mass immunisation programme.
Collection management

Collecting COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Science Museum Group’s curators are researching stories and identifying objects to collect on the nation’s behalf.

The co-creation of historical research and co-development of visitor experience in China and the UK.

Soyuz capsule
Public engagement

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour

On its 20-month tour of the UK, over 1.3 million people visited the Soyuz spacecraft which brought Tim Peake safely back to Earth.

Public engagement

Illuminating Objects

Find out about this series of precious objects on loan from The Courtauld Gallery, and their scientific and technological histories.

Museums of the modern age
Public engagement, Research

Museums of the New Age

Stimulated by the Science Museum Group’s collections of cinema technology, Jean-Philippe Calvin, created a new soundtrack for the 1927 silent film ‘Museums of the New Age’.

17th century map of London

This project aims to produce a new account of the roots and development of a scientific culture in 17th- and 18th-century London.

TOSCA nuclear fusion device

The Science Museum is a partner in a major collaborative research project known as HoNESt—an acronym for History of Nuclear Energy and Society—that launched on 1 September 2015.