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MakeFest 2018 – Maker call out | Museum of Science and Industry

Start panicking! The final deadline to be part of Makefest 2018 is this weekend 😮😮😮

Are you a techie, engineer, crafter, tinker, tailor or even a candlestick maker? Be part of our weekend filled with making and creating - apply now ➡️ 👩‍🔧👩‍🔧👩‍🔧


Museum of Science and Industry Photo 2018-03-20 11:28

One is the first British astronaut sent by the ESA to the International Space Station. The other - is a rubber duck. But what's the big splash that links these two Tims? Find out here:

Museum of Science and Industry Photo 2018-03-16 16:30

Are you a Treasure Hunter? Challenge family and friends with our brand-new app. Hunt for 100s of different objects all around you, wherever you are. Take a snap, and see who wins in this fun, easy, finding game. There’s treasure everywhere! More details and download links on our Families...

Robots… with lasers beams on their heads

Just because it's Friday we wanted to answer the question, "What do you get if you arm robots with head-mounted laser beams?" No, it's not the latest Bond villain's super-weapon, it's an intrepid android that can go to some of the universe's most dangerous places ...

William Henry Perkin and the world’s first synthetic dye

Today's #GoogleDoodle is Sir William Henry Perkin, born this day in 1838. He's a chemist known for his discovery of the first aniline dye, the purple mauveine, at age 18 while trying to synthesise a treatment for malaria. We have his notebook (complete with purple fingerprints!) in...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-03-24 13:09

Life (and death) seen through a collection of objects. In Harmen Steenwyck's 'Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life', the books symbolise human knowledge, the musical instruments, the pleasures of the senses. The Japanese sword and the shell, both collectors' rarities, symbolise wealth. The chronometer and expiring lamp allude to the transience and frailty of human life. And all are dominated by the skull at the center, the symbol of death:

British Museum Photo 2018-03-24 09:00

Father of the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris was born #onthisday in 1834. He adapted his highly ornamented style to produce wallpaper, textiles, furniture and tiles. The woodblock for this print was cut by Morris, based on an image by his friend Edward Burne-Jones. It shows a scene from the ancient mythical tale of Psyche and Cupid – Zephyrus (personification of the west wind) is carrying Psyche away from the edge of a cliff. We have a wonderful collection of #WilliamMorris inspired items in our shop, including designs like his iconic ‘Strawberry Thief’:

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Photo 2018-03-23 16:39

When Tarsila do Amaral had her first solo show in Paris in 1926, she commissioned famous Art Deco designer Pierre Legrain to construct frames that emphasized the exotic-magical nature of her works. Legrain had designed elaborate frames for artists like Picasso and Picabia and his frames for Tarsila—specifically designed for each work—became works themselves, made from lizard skin, corrugated cardboard, polished wood, with mirrors cut at angles, and more. “A Cuca” (1924) is the only one of her works to retain its original frame. #TarsilaMoMA … [Image: Tarsila do Amaral. A Cuca, 1924. Oil on canvas. Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France FNAC 9459. Photography © Cnap / Ville de Grenoble / Musée de Grenoble – J.L. Lacroix. © Tarsila do Amaral Licenciamentos]