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    Pioneering principles of research laid down before the First World War served Kodak well for several decades. But ultimately the company evolved a conservative management culture which failed to adapt to market realities, with disastrous consequences.

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    This article challenges assumptions about relationships between the development of mechanised production technology and the making of luxury goods, showing how early development of stamping and pressing technology was driven by the manufacture of luxury metalware, not high volume commodities.

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    This article analyses the exhibition and reception of Tropical Africa at the 1924–25 British Empire Exhibition, drawing attention to affect, the senses, and spatiality. It emphasises the need to look beyond curatorial intent and consider the multiplicity of potential experiences within World’s Fairs.

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    This article is about the Victorian naval engineer Henrietta Vansittart (1833–1883), who held patents for the Lowe-Vansittart propeller. She is a rare example of a woman practising in the engineering field in the nineteenth century.

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    Book review: Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration, The University of Chicago Press, 2019, by Vanessa Heggie

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    This article explores the challenges of displaying the history of information and communications in a museum environment, based on Information Age, the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery.

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    This article uses case-studies of public realm lighting design to argue that deciphering energy consumption requires equal attention to both the material properties of light and the interlinked practices through which social spaces come to be lit.

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    A review of the popular, comic-style illustrated book by Sydney Padua that fictionalises the lives of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage and their invention of the first computer.

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    This article explores Lyon Playfair's life between 1818 and 1858, from his birth to his appointment as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

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