Methodologies developed in history and philosophy of science are highly productive ways to get from epistemology to aesthetics and back; vital keys to understanding many areas of human endeavour and intellectual development. History of science, like science itself, spans a vast field of material culture, international collaborations and complex processes: it takes place in exhibitions, museums and laboratories as well as in publications and archives. I am particularly interested in visual cultures of science — from early Islamic ophthalmology to contemporary astrophysics — and in the history of scientific collecting — from early modern wunderkammern to present day datasets.

History of Science Technology + Medicine

Consultant: Science Museum

Consultant to the Science Museum, London (2003 to 2004)   The revival of national museums as research centres, and an increasing recognition of museum culture as inherently a research culture, has been an important feature of the last
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Consultant: Wellcome Trust

Consultant to the Wellcome Trust, London (2003 to 2004) I have been a judge of the Wellcome Trust SciArt Research and Production Grants and also participated in the international development workshop exploring the form and direction of what
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Development Manager, Royal Society

Manager, Development Office, the Royal Society, London (2001 to 2003)   Successful fundraising is always closely connected to exciting ideas — and is vital to enabling ideas to become form. Having been effective in convincing a variety of
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Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust

Founding Trustee, Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust for Art and Science (2000 to 2003)   My governance experience of this art-science educational trust extended to the creation of a lecture series portfolio for our partnership with the Royal Institution
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Atomism & Animism

Atomism & Animism, Science Museum, London (1997 to 1999) This museum-wide collection interpretation project was the fruit of my two-year research residency at the Science Museum. The exhibition was created with some 130 objects, disposed in 16 installations
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Open Book

Open Book: Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Science Museum (1996)   This object exchange between an art museum and a science museum was a meditation on the communicating vases of matter and spirit. I brought together Joshua Reynolds’
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Le Musée des Sciences

Le Musée des Sciences (Montréal, with Lyne Lapointe, 1984)   This major site-specific installation — a ‘history of the body’ before its time — took place over the entirety of an abandoned beaux arts Post Office Building at
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