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Past Projects

Soyuz capsule
Public engagement

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour

On its 20-month tour of the UK, over 1.3 million people visited the Soyuz spacecraft which brought Tim Peake safely back to Earth.

Museums of the modern age
Public engagement, Research

Museums of the new 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.

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.

A clear plastic tray containing milk and colourful dyes, with a hand holding a cotton bud. Image has a slight horizontal black gradient.

This project re-engaged Year 7 pupils with science at the transition stage between primary and secondary school.

Students participating in an Outreach School show, "Super Cool" in Cardinal Hinsley School, Harlesden

In this project we worked with schools in disadvantaged areas of London.

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