Watch as Tim Peake talks about the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module that took him up to the ISS and brought him home. It is now being exhibited in the Science Museum, complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/exhibitions/soyuz-tma-19m-tim-peakes-spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space […]

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From the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab, Robots reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human. Book now: https://goo.gl/7l5328 https://beta.sciencemuseum.org.uk/robots source

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Over many years, Curator Alexandra Fletcher has formed a particularly strong bond with one of the… older people in the British Museum. In fact, she was one of the first to see his face in over 9,500 years. The Jericho Skull is arguably the oldest portrait in the British Museum – a human skull from […]

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Curator David Rooney guides you through the Science Museum’s Mathematics gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and examines the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and ideas have played in building the world we live in; revealing how mathematics connects to every aspect of our lives. source

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While walking through the streets of Nagaoka in Japan, Curator Nicole Rousmaniere noticed she was standing on a prehistoric Japanese pot…well, a representation of one of these pots. ‘Dezain manhōru’ are designed manhole covers, and Nicole has recently acquired one for the British Museum’s collection. LINKS: Twitter: http://twitter.com/britishmuseum Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/britishmuseum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishmuseum The British Museum […]

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From the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab, curator Ben Russell, looks at Robots and reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human. Discover more at http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/robots. SUBSCRIBE: https://bit.ly/2prqqyn source

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From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and the Guerrilla Girls, see America through the eyes of its greatest printmakers. Trace 60 years of a superpower in this major new exhibition. The American Dream: pop to the present 9 March – 18 June 2017 Book now: https://goo.gl/7khoaY Sponsored by […]

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Originally built in 1928 by Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell, Eric was one of the world’s first robots and was built less than a decade after the word robot was first used. https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/eric-goes-on-display/ In May 2016, 861 backers joined our Kickstarter campaign to bring Eric back to life. Thanks to this support, the Science Museum […]

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Influential illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker, musician Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, Luna) new’ comic book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash is a uniquely original exploration of the life, imagination and ‘dreams’ of Paul Nash. In this film we talk to Dave about Nash’s work as a war artist and […]

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‘[The British Museum’s] collection of lesbian and gay badges is not widely known, but is kept in the butch Coins and Medals section just to the left of those very interestingly painted Greek vases.’ – ‘100 years of CAMP BADGES at the British Museum’, Pride programme (1987). For the past 35 years Philip Attwood, Keeper […]

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