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This section provides a summary and links to key pieces of media coverage from the Science Museum’s recent campaigns.
The Science Museum Group has added the UK's last ever manufactured typewriter to its collection of over five million objects.
The last typewriter was produced by Brother and marks the end of the production of this iconic piece of technology in the UK. For more information about the typewriter, see the blog post written by associate curator Rachel Boon.
A broad spread of coverage was recieved in print, on the radio and online. Coverage included the following:
The story also featured on Have I Got News for You.
BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo programme was hosted live from the Science Museum to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the BBC's first radio broadcast and our new 2LO display on Wednesday 16 November. The broadcast included an appearance by musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Damon Albarn who premiered a work that had been specially commissioned for the anniversary.
This historic broadcast from the Science Museum was played simultaneously to 60 radio stations worldwide and was estimated to reach a potential 120 million listeners. Listen to the full show here.
Coverage of this celebration was extensive and included these pieces online:
Pain Less: the future of relief is the newest feature to open on the
Antenna science galleryat the Science Museum. The exhibition looks at four personal stories that highlight the different ways in which people experience pain and consiousness, introducing you to the latest pain research, scientific discovery, fascinating objects, films and even games.
The exhibtiion is supported by the Wellcome Trust with major funders including the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Briatain and Ireland. There is additional support from the British Jouranl of Anaesthesia, Journal of the AAGBI. Assocaition of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Obstetric Anaesthetists' Assocation, and The British Pain Society.
Good coverage of the exhibition was recieved. See below for a selection of these articles:
This month the earliest moving pictures on record dating back to the 19th century were shown to the world. The footage, created by Lee and Turner, was discovered by our sister Museum in Bradford - National Media Museum. Following a digital restoration process, these vivid images were showcased at a press conference at the Science Museum and will now be on display for the public at the National Media Museum. Since the announcement the story has gauged widespread interest both locally and globally. A selection of press coverage below:
The Science Museum and Google have teamed up to create a new exhibition - Web Lab - that opened on 19 July. Designed to inspire the next generation of computer scientists and enthusiasts, the exhibtion will see visitors to the Museum having the opportunity to participate in a set of interactive experiments which bring the internet to life. Recent press highlights below:
Codebreaker - Alan Turing's life and legacy opened at the Science Museum on 21 June. There has been widespread interest in the exhibition as seen in recent print, digital and broadcast coverage. See below for a collection of press highlights.
On Wednesday 23 May, the Science Museum hosted a speech by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google. He talked about the importance role of museums in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The story was reported across a wide selection of national and international media outlets including specialist technology and education websites. See highlights below:
The new Universe of Sound installation has generated widespread coverage in both national and international publications including over 30 websites. See highlights below: