Lewis, our assistant curator and occasional Twitter celebrity, talks about the museums whose social media he loves, and why.
Lewis Pollard is an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Today marks the 40th anniversary since aviator David Cook used his modified Volmer VJ 23E hang-glider, powered by a go-kart engine, to cross the English Channel in 1978. The hang-glider is now part of our collection here at the museum, and to mark the occasion, Assistant Curator Lewis Pollard spoke to David about his historic journey.
Have you ever wondered what our curators’ favourite collection items are? Here, assistant curator Lewis takes us through his rather surprising pick.
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon, a company based right here in Manchester was making space suits. That company was P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd.
This year, as part of Manchester Science Festival, we are working with Cornbrook Creative as they present A Grand Exposition: a three-day celebration of art, science, and the creativity that connects them both.