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Science Museum Projects

Public engagement

Illuminating Objects

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

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.

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.

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.

Manual Telephone Exchange Enfield. Tuesday, 4 October 1960.

An initiative that explores how people in the past used instruments, machines and equipment to achieve particular results.

Man in a laboratory, 1949

This project explores the meaning and use of the category ‘applied science’ from its emergence to its fading at the end of the Cold War.