Dr Felicity McWilliams is the Curator of Science and Industry at Birmingham Museums Trust, working across the Trust’s nine sites, including Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Museum Collection Centre. Her areas of research interest include Birmingham history, industrial history and the history of technology, the history of collections, rural history and animal history. In 2020, she completed her PhD at King’s College London on the use of draught power technologies in British farming c.1920–1970. She is also a co-founder and convener of the https://animalhistorygroup.org/
‘South Kensington is practically as far away as Paris or Munich’: the making of industrial collections in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham
A comparison of the early histories of the industrial collections within National Museums Scotland, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and Birmingham Museums Trust, and the implications of those histories for their respective contributions to the distributed national industrial collection.