Science Museum Group Journal

The Science Museum Group Journal presents the global research community with peer-reviewed papers relevant to the wide-ranging work of the Science Museum Group. The journal freely shares the research of four national UK museums and warmly invites contributions that resonate with their collections and practice.

06 CURRENT ISSUE Autumn 2016 - Issue 06

Colour photograph of detail of a miniature machine workshop model from late 1800s on display in the Science Museum London

Issue 06 of the Journal presents readers with several new research articles. Ian Hutchings presents a refutation of a number of early twentieth century working model interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci drawings; Dr Jaume Sastre-Juan analyses changing perceptions of European industrial museums as expressed in reports by the curators, directors and trustees of the New York Museum of Science and Industry in the 1920s and 1930s; while Claire Kennard focuses on a single object – Shizuo Ishiguro’s storm surge prediction machine – soon to appear in the Science Museum’s new maths gallery. We also include a thought-provoking text from Dr Jane Gregory on the importance of applying existing technologies to address global issues, as well as a review of the recent John Dee exhibition at The Royal College of Physicians. We hope you enjoy reading this issue!