In this guest post, MA student Hudson Ray tells us about their placement in the curatorial team, helping to find and enhance LGBTQ, women’s and disability stories in Manchester engineering.
To find out more about our guest authors, you can find their biographies at the end of each post.
Top Secret exhibition curator Dr Liz Bruton explores the little-known role of women in signals intelligence, from secret codes used by Mary, Queen of Scots, through to women working in cyber security today.
Collections Care Assistant Amy Stevenson takes us behind the scenes of the Use Hearing Protection exhibition, revealing what’s involved in getting the objects ready.
In this post, Volunteer Manager Katie Powell reflects on her and other colleagues’ work volunteering in vaccination centres across Manchester, helping to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine and make sure everyone gets their shot.
Associate Curator Abigail Wilson takes a look at the items in the Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security exhibition and in our collections that tell the story of Alan Turing’s incredible life and career.
To mark British Science Week 2021 (5–14 March 2021), Jennifer Lobo from the Trans-Pennine STEM Ambassador Hub spoke to some of their volunteers about what it’s like to work in STEM and about the future of their roles in the field.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year the theme is ‘choose to challenge’, and is all about celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness against bias.
Associate curator at the Science and Industry Museum, Alison Crook, explores the history of cycling in Manchester, delves into our collection to track the history of the two-wheeler, and shines a spotlight in one Manchester inventor who changed the face of cycling forever.
To mark the start of Manchester Science Festival’s programme on climate and ideas for a better world, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reflects on how Greater Manchester’s vision of becoming carbon-neutral by 2038 will also mean the city is primed to influence future progress and lead the next Industrial Revolution, through a zero-carbon economy.
As the Special Exhibitions Gallery at the museum nears completion, Project Director Anna Hesketh explains how the project’s real beauty lies in the power of combining the original and the modern to pave the way for a sustainable gallery of the future.
Although we’re currently closed, you can still see the amazing 50 Windows of Creativity artwork by scientific artist Kelly Stanford in the café window on Lower Byrom Street until Monday 14 December.
In celebration of Black History Month, STEM Ambassador Engagement Officer Jenny Lobo spoke to SIM’s STEM Ambassadors about the people who inspire them.