Dr Alice White is a Digital Editor and Wikimedian in Residence at Wellcome Collection. She is a historian of science by training and obtained her PhD from the University of Kent
Photography and electroplate in 1840s Birmingham
This article examines the relationship between electroplating and photography in 1840s Birmingham, exposing significant improvements that electroplated silver offered to the daguerreotype process using recreative methodologies. These technologies were developed by a group of scientists centred around Queens College on Paradise Street in Birmingham, George Shaw (1818–1904), John Percy (1817–1889, John Woolrich (c. 1791–1843 and John Stephen Woolrich (1820–1850).
1876 and All That: the ‘Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus’ as a case study in crowd-sourced international public science
Energising connections in museum collections
How can we most usefully interconnect the collections of energy artefacts in our museums? The Congruence Engine project’s energy team explore the challenges and possibilities of doing so, focusing initially on the twin themes of steam turbines and coal-mining disasters.
Curating Ocean Ecology at the Natural History Museum: Miranda Lowe and Richard Sabin in conversation with Pandora Syperek and Sarah Wade
Festschrift: of mice and myths: challenges and opportunities of capturing contemporary science in museums
Curating the collider: using place to engage museum visitors with particle physics