To mark 100 years since the first radio broadcasts by the BBC, and in honour of the opening of the BBC 100 display at the museum, Curator of Television and Broadcast Lewis Pollard reflects on the importance of the BBC in Manchester over the last century.
Lewis Pollard is Curator of Television and Broadcast at our sister museum, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.
Did you know that we have one of the original eggs from the Alien movies in our collection? It’s definitely one of the most unusual objects in our collections (which at several million objects is saying something!)
Resident ‘Curator of Sunshine’, Lewis Pollard, takes us on a journey around The Sun to find out how humans have always tried to show how our Solar System works…
It may sound like something out of an episode of Black Mirror, but thanks to research being conducted at Harvard University, a future full of tiny robot bees could soon be(e) a reality.
Lewis, our assistant curator and occasional Twitter celebrity, talks about the museums whose social media he loves, and why.
Today marks the 40th anniversary since aviator David Cook used his modified Volmer VJ 23E hang-glider, powered by a go-kart engine, to cross the English Channel in 1978. The hang-glider is now part of our collection here at the museum, and to mark the occasion, Assistant Curator Lewis Pollard spoke to David about his historic journey.
Have you ever wondered what our curators’ favourite collection items are? Here, assistant curator Lewis takes us through his rather surprising pick.
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon, a company based right here in Manchester was making space suits. That company was P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd.
This year, as part of Manchester Science Festival, we are working with Cornbrook Creative as they present A Grand Exposition: a three-day celebration of art, science, and the creativity that connects them both.