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    This article analyses the changing perceptions of European industrial museums as expressed in the reports written by the curators, directors and trustees of the New York Museum of Science and Industry between 1927 and 1937.

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    A review of the award-winning performance piece by Mat Fraser, exploring how the kaleidoscopic juxtaposition of perspectives and communication, from lecture to rap, creates perhaps the most direct challenge to medical museums ever posed.

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    What is colour and how can science be used to investigate it?  An innovative family-learning hands-on exhibition at wissens.wert.welt (a small museum in Carinthia, Austria) allows children, teenagers and adults to explore colour using physics, chemistry, biology and art history.

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    Review: Science and Technology galleries at National Museums Scotland

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    Book review

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    What do we want the content of a review section to be when the horizons and sources of historical content are broadening, and the constraints of the format are open?

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    An innovative storage building made from low-carbon, natural hygroscopic materials requiring minimal energy to achieve control of relative humidity to museum standards was built to house collections for the Science Museum Group.

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    Glass display cases in museums get a bad rap. For anyone wanting to evoke museums as old fashioned, expert-led broadcasters or as creating ‘mausoleums’ for objects by taking them out of the ‘immediacy of life’ the glass case is the perfect scapegoat. Glass display cases are the enforcers of the injunction ‘do not touch’.

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    The article analyses the history of the collection of Leonardo da Vinci historical models, focusing on two episodes: the 1939 Leonardo Exhibition where a first group of models was created; and the 1952 celebrations, when a new set of models was built to be displayed in the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica, which opened the following year.

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    This paper investigates how the development of new contacts and partnerships has contributed not only to the loan of material of historic significance to the Science Museum’s exhibition, but more broadly changes perceptions about Russia and its space programme in the western world.

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