Alexandra Rose is Curator of Earth Sciences at the Science Museum, London. She was lead curator of Science City 1550–1800: The Linbury Gallery (opened 2019) and co-editor of the accompanying book Science City: Craft, Commerce and Curiosity in London, 1550–1800. Her other projects at the Science Museum have included Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick (2014) and Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Science (2010). She is a part-time PhD student at the University of Leeds, studying the history of seismology in Britain, 1870s–1930s
Seismographs at Eskdalemuir Observatory, 1908–1925: tools for rethinking the origins of international cooperation in seismology
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.
Science and the City: Introduction
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.