Skip to content

Research Projects

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.

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.

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.

Energy in store

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