The Science and Industry Museum is just full of old stuff, right? Wrong! The stories we tell haven’t finished, so why should our collecting?
In 2021, as part of Manchester Science Festival, the Royal Photographic Society will be showcasing the results of its prestigious Science Photographer of the Year competition at the Science and Industry Museum, and we think one historic character from Manchester would certainly approve.
We weren’t the only ones cooped up during lockdown. In this blog, Rachel Rimmer, our Conservation and Collections Care Manager, looks at how her team prepared for leaving the collections and objects on their own and how having no visitors brought some unexpected advantages.
As the world finds itself in lockdown, our aim for Earth Day 2020 was to take the opportunity for our STEM Ambassadors to reflect on travel and the places that their STEM career or education has taken them.
In this post, local student Samina Kabki tells us about her experience of volunteering at the museum, and how it helped with her studies and subsequent university application.
With the themes of National Careers Week (2–7 March 2020) and British Science Week (6–15 March 2020) looking to the future of the planet and the future of work, STEM Ambassador Support Coordinator, Cassie-Jo Gormley, spoke with some of the STEM Ambassadors about what the future holds for their jobs.
Part of the vision for our new Power Hall gallery is bringing the historical engines into the 21st Century. How can we make these feats of engineering from decades ago relevant in our digital world?