Consultant curator Paul Bonaventura talks about the thinking behind the amazing artworks that were specially commissioned for Electricity: The spark of life.
Years of work by curators, archivists and designers go into making each of our exhibitions a reality—but very few people have the chance to speak to them in person about the ideas behind each show.
We take a look at the work our conservation team did with two of the more unusual objects in our Electricity exhibition, the electric eel and the red phonebox.
It was a dark and stormy night… We have some weird, wonderful and decidedly spooky things in the Science Museum Group collections so for the creepiest day of the year let’s take a trip to the basement and remember to bring the holy water…
Michael Bailey, author of Rocket: A history of a pioneering locomotive, talks about the engineering that set Rocket apart from its rivals.
With Halloween around the corner we’ve got pumpkins on the brain. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of the waste from inside the pumpkin?
You’ve heard about it raining cats and dogs, but a levitating frog? If you’ve been to see our new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life, you may well have seen a video featuring a frog suspended in space. And you may well be wondering what artist John Gerrard was thinking when he created his levitating frog. Let us explain.
Find out more about the conservation science being showcased by Chester Zoo and the University of Manchester at this year’s Manchester Science Festival.
Maths, science and Afrofuturism sit right at the heart of Keisha Thompson’s award winning show Man on the Moon.
Electricity. It is central to our existence. We use it without thinking about it, and only notice it when it is not there.
When is a magical illusion not a magical illusion? When it’s a maths trick that will make you see the world in a new way.