Did you know there’s a Hollywood star who also has a secret life as a scientist?
From 29 September to 1 October 2017, we welcome performance artist Nikhil Chopra to the museum. In this post, Communications Officer Kate Campbell-Payne discusses the significance of the event as well as her previous encounters with Chopra’s work.
In this second part of his post about Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157, Jan Shearsmith discusses the loco’s later life and journey back from India to Manchester.
Ahead of its appearance in Nikhil Chopra’s New North and South art installation, Jan Shearsmith discusses the early life of Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157.
On Wednesday 13 September 2017, we joined in the conversation with museums and museum-lovers all over the world for Ask A Curator day on Twitter.
161 years ago, on 26 August 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye was patented by William Henry Perkin, whose archive is now part of our collection.
Space journalist Sarah Cruddas explores the past and future of our journeys to the stars.
Who was John Dalton, and what part does he play in the story behind our Wonder Materials exhibition?
Archivist Ceri Forster reveals the electrifying story of some of the newest items in our collection.