Dr Tacye Phillipson is Senior Curator of Science at National Museums Scotland and is responsible for the Museum's science collections, with particular expertise in the physical sciences and twentieth and twenty-first century material. She is also interested in safely maintaining collections containing hazardous materials and is one of the Museum's Radiation Protection Supervisors
Book review: Native Americans in British Museums by Jack Davy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Book review: Native Americans in British Museums by Jack Davy
Commemorating the past, shaping the future: the jubilee and centenary celebrations of the Stockton and Darlington Railway
Analysing the jubilee (1875) and centenary (1925) celebrations of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, this paper examines the forms and functions of commemoration cultures centred on important moments in this industry’s history.
The BepiColombo ‘model’: looking beyond the ‘original’
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.
Staging listening: new methods for engaging audiences with sound in museums
This article reports on the methodology and findings of the project ‘Sonic Futures: Collecting, Curating and Engaging with Sound at the National Science and Media Museum’. The article argues that engaging with listening audiences can diversify and enrich museum listening scenarios.
‘Organising Sound’: how a research network might help structure an exhibition
Prosthetic limbs on display: from maker to user