Paul Craddock is a cultural historian and award-winning author and filmmaker based in London. His research highlights the role of embodied knowledge in surgical and medical craft, industry, and education. His debut book, Spare Parts: A Surprising History of Transplants was a Daily Mail Book of the Week and won the Special Commendation of the Royal Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Awards.
Paul is a Science Museum Group Senior Research Associate (SMGSRA) and an Honorary Senior Research Associate of UCL’s Division of Surgery
Connecting with industrial heritage collections using video production methods
In this article, film is used to acknowledge the historical worker’s role as a maker of materials and knowledge. By operating textile machinery, museum volunteer Greg Kotovs makes manifest the embodied knowledge of the industrial maker.