Curator of Engineering Sarah Baines takes a look at the innovative thinking of James Joule, whose ideas on heat and energy were initially thought to be so revolutionary they were rejected by the scientific establishment.
Sarah Baines is the Associate Curator at the Science and Industry Museum. She is part of the Collections team, and works on developing our science and industry collection. Her latest project was co-curating the Wonder Materials exhibition.
Take a look back at the highlights and achievements of our award-winning exhibition Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond.
Who was John Dalton, and what part does he play in the story behind our Wonder Materials exhibition?
Is it the rain that binds Manchester, UK and San Francisco, USA? Or perhaps the fog? Or the amazing music scene?
What’s love got to do with computing? Associate Curator Sarah Baines finds out, with a little help from our team of Computer Volunteers, who ran a Valentine’s Day-themed program at the museum.
A new display of graphene applications in the Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition explores the ways graphene could help us address some serious global challenges.
First up in a series of blog posts about new material the museum has recently acquired, Associate Curator Sarah Baines reveals a story of Manchester textiles and their global connections.
This summer, the Museum of Science and Industry is launching Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, an exhibition all about graphene, a tiny but mighty material.