This week (10–19 March) is British Science Week, so we asked our curators, archivists and explainers for some of their favourite items in the collection—ones that are truly ideas that changed the world.
Lecturer and researcher Michelle Phillips writes about the curious ways that music affects our sense of time.
Professor of Acoustic Engineering Trevor Cox writes about the inventive ways we can transform sound, ahead of our Sound and Music Late event.
The Manchester Science Festival team is looking for individuals and organisations to partner with us and bring events to our 2017 Festival programme.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we invited space journalist Sarah Cruddas to interview Patiya Pasakon, a researcher with our Wonder Materials sponsors Haydale, about her life as a woman working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Our colleagues at our sister museum in Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum, have unearthed a wonderful selection of images of life in early-to-mid 20th century Manchester.
Beyer, Peacock and Co. was well-known for manufacturing steam locomotives, but also considered making motor cars, as our archives reveal.
*(or a Flake, or a Dairy Milk, or a Kinder Egg)
Down here in the conservation department, we have been working hard for the past few months on the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition, Electricity: The Spark of Life, which will make its way to our new Special Exhibitions gallery.