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Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores medicine in the age of the Aztec Empire, from ceremonial birth to death on the sacrificial stage.

While our curators identify items to collect to represent our experience of COVID-19, here are ten remarkable items from past pandemics.

'Renewable Energy', by Phillip Fooks, 1995. from the Science Museum Group Collection

Over the last 250 years our way of life and Earth’s climate have changed dramatically. Read on as we explore some of these changes through objects in the Science Museum Group Collection.