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Research 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.

A multi-partner international initiative, bringing together cultural organisations, policy makers, academics, professional bodies, support agencies, and communities of practice, to build digitally confident museums.

Museums of the modern age

Stimulated by the Science Museum Group’s collections of cinema technology, Jean-Philippe Calvin, created a new soundtrack for the1927 silent film ‘Museums of the New Age’.

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.