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UNIfy Festival online events

Join us on Zoom for two special events as part of the UNIfy Festival, hosted in partnership with the University of Bradford.

Diagnosing Disease: Creating a Pathology Display

Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time: 10.00–10.45

In November 2020, we partnered with neuropathologist Dr Samar Betmouni—formerly Interim Director of the University of Bradford’s Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ)—to create a pathology display in the museum foyer. Launched to coincide with the start of National Pathology Week, the display aims to show visitors the journey of a pathology sample, and how innovative new digital technologies are used in diagnosing illnesses.

Working in lockdown and to a tight deadline, together we developed, edited and produced Pathology: Diagnosing Disease. In this presentation Sarah Rawlins, Interpretation Developer at the National Science and Media Museum, will discuss the process of creating the display as both a physical and an online exhibition.

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Making Museum Collections Accessible Online

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021
Time: 11.00–12.00

In this session our Head Curator, Geoff Belknap, will explore how the museum—along with the wider Science Museum Group—has developed strategies to catalogue and digitise large photographic archives, making them accessible to a wide audience. We will explore the role of both large-scale digitisation pipelines and in-depth, volunteer-led digitisation projects.

Focusing on the Daily Herald Archive at the National Science and Media Museum, the session will explore the question of how to make large museum collections available online to the public.

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Main image: ‘The first orangutan to be born at London Zoo’, 1961, Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group Collection

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