History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

Science Museum Group

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/

The Science Museum Group cares for an astonishingly diverse and internationally significant collection of 7.3 million items from science, technology, engineering, medicine, transport and media. These objects tell the story of our world—from the rise of the Indus Valley civilisation over 3,000 years ago to the microchips powering our connected planet today.

History Day contributions

 

The Science Museum Group has been collecting objects, archival material and ephemera relating to the current pandemic since before the lockdown. In this session there will be with a virtual panel of staff from the Group, including the Keeper of Medicine and others, to discuss the challenges of creating such a collection at this difficult time, specifically the practicalities, ethical issues, emotional concerns, intellectual approaches to decide what to collect, political aspects, the role of social media, and the unforeseen benefits arising from coordination within the Group and with other organisations collecting similar material. The panel would then be able to answer participants’ questions.

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