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  1. by on - Object focus

    This paper proposes the analogy of ventriloquism as a way of extending the discussion about how objects speak and are used to tell different stories to audiences in museums as ‘material polyglots’. It explores how the Science Museum has changed the voices, stories, and physical and instrumental functions of a particular object – the ‘Trainbox’ version of the Douglas Hartree’s Differential Analyser – since it was collected in 1949.

  2. by , on - Obituary

    Obituary of Brian Bracegirdle

  3. by , on - Museum practice

    Contagious Cities explored infectious diseases in Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and Berlin through a variety of cultural programmes. We examine its outputs and outcomes, the complexities of working with multiple stakeholders, and what might be learned from its approach to partnership and commissioning.

  4. by , , , , on - Museum practice

    The curators of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries reflect on their experiences of creating these significant new displays at the Science Museum in London.

  5. by on - Museum practice

    Through the recent example of the BepiColombo Structural Thermal Model currently on display in the Science Museum, this paper argues that models should be interpreted as original objects and not just as representations of the final product.

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    Editorial Issue 06

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    Editorial Issue 05

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    Editorial Issue 07

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    Editorial for special issue: 'Curating Medicine'

  10. by on - Discussion

    This article takes an exhibition I co-curated for the Science Museum and National Science and Media Museum as the starting point for a reflection on the relationships between neoliberal politics, the histories of photography, and the social meanings of science and technology.

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