Currently, I am working on the Museum of the History of Science’s Heaven on Earth online exhibition.  Last year, a selection of the prints went on display as part of the Museum’s contribution to the UK’s ‘China Now’ festival.  Now, all 105 prints from Ferdinand Verbiest’s Xinzhi Yixiangtu (1673) are […]

Heaven on Earth

On a recent rete discussion, the topic of whether small animal guillotines had been collected at any of the various collections of scientific and medical instruments.  This was raised because one had been recently been added to the collection at the University of Copenhagen.  One would not expect them to […]

Hamster/Rat Guillotines

Spiral staircase with ultra thin carbon treads, stainless steel pole & handrail, and glass balustrade. 1
Saw an example of these at the Science Museum in their F1 special exhibition last week and thought that they were interesting.  The example on loan to the Museum from Ee Stairs was not as elegant as the image above, but they were a very interesting combination of carbon fiber, […]

Carbon-Fiber Stairs

In this year of Darwin, there is a new resource from the Lloyd Library and Museum, called Darwin by Post.  According to its press release and about page, it was designed to be a fake Facebook page for Darwin and his friends.  But, in this special year, doing an exhibition […]

New Darwin Resource

The Scientific Instrument Society’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition is currently on exhibit at the Museum of the History of Science until 26 September 2008. It is a loan exhibition from members of the SIS of 50 items from 20 private collectors. The web version of the exhibition contains images of all […]

SIS25 @ MHS, Oxford