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Past Projects

Investigating the conceptualisation of the telephone in literature from 1876 to the present day, this project contributes to cross-disciplinary debates regarding technology, language and culture.

Egg slicer used with contact microphone for musical purposes by electro-acoustic musician Hugh Davies (1943-2005).

For this project the Science Museum searched for people passionate about the technologies of music to collaboratively develop ideas for the museum’s collections.

Phostem network workshops

This research network explored the potential for museums of science and technology to produce new kinds of historical exhibitions and events.

Oramics machine

This project explored the history of electronic music through the work of three British studios.

Family history films

Two family historians tell the human stories behind some of the extraordinary objects in the Science Museum’s collections.

BBC Television broadcast for 'Science on Show', from the Childrens' Gallery of the Science Museum, 9 January 1959

This project was an intermedial study of the public culture of science (1950-1970), comparing museum exhibitions and television programmes on similar themes.

Energy in store
Research

Energy in Store

This project explored opportunities and constraints regarding access, consultation and communication between the Science Museum Group and the volunteer heritage sector.

Music, noise and silence

An innovative approach in uncovering how the appeal of music might best be exploited as an exhibition topic .