Esme Mahoney-Phillips is an Assistant Curator on the One Collection project at the National Collections Centre. She works across the Science Museum’s collection but her particular area of interest is contemporary collecting and how museums can enhance the acquisition and display of twenty-first century material
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.