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Happy #bipcstartupday to everyone across the national network and thanks to @santanderukbiz for their support for t… https://t.co/sP5FHHsVUs 3 2
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RT @rtenews: One of Ireland's most ancient manuscripts is to go on loan to the British Library for a landmark exhibition https://t.co/xYjGt… 164 0
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We're thrilled that @tcddublin are loaning The Book of Durrow for the @britishlibrary's upcoming #BLAngloSaxons exh… https://t.co/g92NSsBgzW 2 9
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RT @BLMedieval: For the first time since 1961, the beautiful Book of Durrow is to be displayed in Britain, at the British Library's Anglo-S… 71 0
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Distinguished architect MJ Long worked closely with her late husband, Sir Colin St John Wilson, on the design and c… https://t.co/oRA5JWO4VI 0 0
This installation brings sunrays into the museum
Outside the Science Museum's new exhibition The Sun: Living with with our star, colourful cables are stretched across the museum's atrium. Like sunrays, the cables reach down from the roof, adding colour and texture to this wide space. They were ...
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RT @britishlibrary: Watch author and screenwriter @Hanifkureishi explore our collection at 20.00 tonight on @skyarts, as Treasures of the B… 16 0
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The great @Hanifkureishi spoke to @RobertElms this morning about Treasures of the @britishlibrary Listen again here… https://t.co/efKVmP4CjD 1 2
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Ian Hislop’s objecting objects For this exhibition I wanted to find out whether there were objects that challenged the official version of events, defied the established narrative and presented a different view. Was there actually subversive material lurking among the mummies and the monuments? ...
Royal fat shaming I Tom objects!
Curator Tom Hockenhull has selected key objects from the Citi exhibition I object; Ian Hislop's search for dissent to discuss the history of objection, rebellion and protest. In this episode he take us through a satirical Georgian print- a searing ...
Celebrating 10 years of Lates at the Science Museum
Lates is ten years old! We’ve got lots of great events lined up for our birthday party on 26 September - and you’re invited.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/lates
How bed cycles helped start the Paralympics
Tom Scott meets curator Selina Hurley to discover the story behind the Bed cycle and the Paralympic games.

Find out more about the bed cycle in our collection here https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co498443/hospital-bed-cycle-england-1949-bed-cycle

Designed in 1949 by Dr. Ludwig Guttman, a Jewish neurosurgeon ...
We'll let anyone in these days I Guest Curator's Corner with Ian Hislop
From deep within Private Eye HQ guest curator Ian Hislop takes you on a journey through the history of protest and dissent using objects from the British Museum collection.

Marvel as a humble (solid gold) salt cellar becomes an act ...
Shape-shifting robot moves thanks to magnets
This soft robot developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been 3D printed out of polymer with imbedded magnetic particles.

Scientists have found a way to give these particles different orientations so they move in different directions when exposed ...
How nuclear fusion could change our world
Nuclear fusion occurs at the centre of the sun but scientists hope that one day we will be able to harness this energy on Earth, too.

While fusion power is currently still at an experimental stage, one day it may ...
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The British Museum Membercast: The seaside (Part 2) The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ...
A Victorian hobby for the mechanically minded
Tom Scott meets curator Ben Russell to discover the intricate items created by Victorian amateurs using lathes.

Find out more about lathes and tools in our collection in this accompanying blog post https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/an-ode-to-tools/

This film is the third in a ...
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British Museum’s Iraq Scheme helps reunite objects from ancient site of Tello In 2003, the Metropolitan Police raided a now defunct London antiquities dealer, seizing valuable objects that have since been identified at the British Museum as coming from the site of Tello in southern Iraq. Tello, the modern Arabic name for ...
The British Museum Blog
The British Museum Membercast: The seaside (Part 1) The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ...

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