Journal articleMuseums are often associated exclusively with bygones. This can be problematic, especially for those who manage science, technology and medicine (STM) collections. In seeking to correct this misconception with contemporary collecting, they also face other problems, especially in scale and complexity. While acknowledging such challenges, this opinion piece proposes opportunities...
Alberti, S J M M ; Cox, Elsa ; Phillipson, Tacye ; Taubman, Alison
Journal articleProsthetic devices have been used in museums to tell clinical, technical and personal stories. Here we reflect on the ways artificial limbs and their users were represented in recent museum projects at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and at National Museums Scotland. We consider how these meaningful artefacts...
Goggins, Sophie ; Phillipson, Tacye ; Alberti, S J M M