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  1. by on - Research

    In 1761–62, King George III commissioned a group of philosophical instruments from the London instrument-maker George Adams. This article traces Adams’s techniques of borrowing and adapting printed instrument designs, as he produced this spectacular collection.

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    This article reappraises the role of a now almost-forgotten exhibition of 1876 in building a vision for the permanent Science Museum, which was established nine years later. It argues that the exhibition promoted two apparently contrasting narratives about science used by founders, funders and lobbyists and circulating in the wider public sphere.

  3. by on - Review

    A review of the Ships, clocks and stars: the quest for longitude exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

  4. by on - Review

    Review of the exhibition Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee at the Royal College of Physicians

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    Review: Science and Technology galleries at National Museums Scotland

  6. by on - Book review

    Book review of The Fate of Anatomical Collections, by Rina Knoeff & Robert Zwijnenberg

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    Review of The Return of Curiosity, by Nicholas Thomas

  8. by on - Discussion

    This paper introduces the three articles in this issue relating to Science City 1550–1800: The Linbury Gallery, which opened at the Science Museum, London, in 2019. It discusses the rationale behind the gallery and its relationship to collections and research.

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    Four seismographs now preserved in the collections of the Science Museum Group were originally installed at Eskdalemuir Observatory, Scotland, between 1908 and 1925. By attending to their provenance, this paper reconsiders the role of John Milne in forging international cooperation in seismology.

  10. by on - Museum practice

    This article explores contemporary changes to Scottish urban transport as a microcosm of the wider global smart and sustainable transport revolution, and provides two case studies of recent acquisitions made to the collections at National Museums Scotland.

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