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Research seminar series

We are delighted to announce our new series of research seminars for 2022.

These seminars are free to attend and open to Science Museum Group staff, students and volunteers, as well as anyone with a research interest in the history of science, technology, medicine and museums, or in material and visual culture more broadly.

Seminars run fortnightly on Tuesdays, from 13.00–14.00 unless otherwise indicated.

Sessions take place at the Dana Research Centre and Library (165 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HD) unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch to eat during the seminar! 

Seminar dates


Tuesday 21 June 2022, 13.00–14.00

Community engagement at the National Collections Centre, from past to future

Speaker: Charlotte Slark (Science Museum)
Location: Dana Study 

TUESDAY 5 JULY 2022, 13.00–14.00

Extinct: a compendium of obsolete objects

Speaker: Barbara Penner, Olivia Horsfall Turner and Adrian Forty
Location: Dana Study

Tuesday 19 July 2022,  13.00–14.00

Ludwig Koch's birdsong recordings: for knowledge, for pleasure, for civilisation

Speaker: Michael Guida (University of Sussex)
Location: Dana Study

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