Kate Steiner is the creator and editor of the Science Museum Group Journal
‘We lost a type of job for a type of person in this country’: changing expectations of working in the UK scientific civil service
Many UK government research establishments were transformed by processes of organisational change during 1970–2005. This article explores the outcome of those processes by drawing on a series of original life story interviews with twenty former government scientists.
Collecting twenty-first century science: an analysis of public and professional perceptions
This article covers the key findings from a set of qualitative and quantitative research carried out in 2019–2020. This study investigated the relationship between public and professional perceptions of contemporary collecting with particular focus on science, technology and medical museums.
Book review: Curious Devices and Mighty Machines: Exploring Science Museums by Samuel J M M Alberti (Reaktion Books, 2022)
The valuable role of risky histories: exhibiting disability, race and reproduction in medical museums
The changing representation of disability, race and mental health in European medical museums and the under-representation of reproduction; ‘risks’ involved in exhibiting related collections, and strategies to help rehabilitate these topics and their material culture in the future medical museum.
Embedding plurality: exploring participatory practice in the development of a new permanent gallery
A symposium on histories of use and tacit skills