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  1. by on - Review

    This article describes the author’s impressions of the new Royal Museum of Central Africa gallery. It discusses the successes and failures of the project, as well as its implications for UK museums.

  2. by on - Research

    This essay addresses the transformation of the prehistoric animal models exhibited in Crystal Palace Park from scientific models, initially yoked to British heritage through rhetoric, to objects recognised as historically significant and worthy of conservation.

  3. by , , , , on - reflections on research

    The histories of use of the objects in museum collections, and the unrecorded skills of their operation, have posed pressing research questions for museum people and university scholars alike. This symposium drew together different perspectives on this emerging area of study.

  4. by on - Museum practice

    Through the recent example of the BepiColombo Structural Thermal Model currently on display in the Science Museum, this paper argues that models should be interpreted as original objects and not just as representations of the final product.

  5. by on - Object focus

    This article considers the worth of the physical museum object and its value as a focus of appreciation and interpretation. The object in question is the fifth and final Black Arrow rocket that has been displayed in the Science Museum for over 35 years.

  6. by on - Discussion

    A review of conservation concepts and practice, and provision of access to objects. Discussion of the conservation issues which arise when industrial objects are operated, and of the need for research into the effects of operation and the visitor experience.

  7. by on - Research

    This article analyses the 1935 Science Museum Noise Abatement exhibition in order to draw wider conclusions about technological sound and the museum and to make an argument in favour of hearing museum sound historically.

  8. by , , , , on - Museum practice

    The curators of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries reflect on their experiences of creating these significant new displays at the Science Museum in London.

  9. by , , , on - Discussion

    Curators Miranda Lowe and Richard Sabin discuss a major redisplay at the Natural History Museum, London, featuring ‘Hope’ the blue whale skeleton, in relation to extinction narratives, ideals of authenticity, anthropomorphism and the crossover of art and science.

  10. by , , , on - Research

    A review of the materials used to make doped fabric aircraft, the Science Museum’s collection and the conservation challenge of such objects.

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