In our second blog post for British Science Week 2020, find out about some of the very exciting heritage science events that are taking place over the next week…
Zoom-In: a closer look at science, British Museum, London
The British museum are offering you the chance to discover how their scientists and conservators unlock the secrets behind the Museum’s collections. The event will mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of a research laboratory at the Museum. As part of celebrations, you will learn about the different techniques that are currently used to monitor and preserve collections and observe the latest technology. You will also have the opportunity to handle different kinds of raw materials.
Events will be taking place in the Museum’s Great Court all day on Saturday 14th March. Just drop by; there is no need to book beforehand. More details can be found here.
Introduction to Facial Reconstruction, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wrexham
This one-day short course will introduce you to the basic principles of forensic anthropology and forensic artistry. Participants will gain an appreciation of the scientific understanding and creative practical applications needed to restore a face to human remains.
Taking place Thursday 12 March, 9 am- 5 pm. You can book your ticket here.
British Science Week at the Mary Rose, Portsmouth
The Mary Rose Trust has partnered with Zeiss Microscopy to offer visitors an insight into the science used to preserve its collection. You will have the opportunity to see the objects in more detail than ever before and to hear from experts.
Taking place Friday 13- Sunday 15 March. More information available here.
The Science of Photography, St Paul’s Learning Centre, Bristol
Attend a talk on Bristol’s link with the history of photography and take part in a selection of light and time based experiments, including seeing how the world would appear without a brain. There will also be the opportunity to watch sensitive silver salts become black and white images in a photographic Darkroom.
Events taking place on Saturday 14 March, 1-4 pm. More information here.