10–19 March is British Science Week 2017, 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.
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.
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.
In 2016, the museum commissioned Peter Saville, a designer with strong links to Manchester, to design a range of glassware celebrating Manchester’s three rivers and the dancefloor at the Haçienda.
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.
As cotton spinning returns to the region, here at the Museum of Science and Industry we are gearing up to re-tell the astonishing story of Manchester’s growth into the world’s first modern industrial city.