We are a small team of scientists, museum professionals, researchers, and science communicators from the UK, Sweden, and Canada. We each have our own passion – be it the history of science and methodology, or biochemistry and immunology. At the same time, we recognise how important it is for the public to gain a better understanding about how scientific work is actually carried out. It’s all very well knowing science facts, but it’s really hard to tell these facts from fiction without a firm understanding of how science actually operates. Each and every one of us wants to share this understanding, and to equip people with the tools to go out and learn science for themselves.
If you are interested in getting to know us better, keep an eye on our blog where each of us will be introducing ourselves and our efforts at the museum in the coming months. If you would like to get involved or would like to support the museum in another way, take a peek at our Get Involved pages. We are also happy to arrange a time to chat about the roles that might suit you, and the current needs of the museum.
While in the long term we do hope to take on full time staff, currently our priority is getting everything up and running without being tied down to specific revenue streams – we prefer to remain independent, free from external interests that may influence the early development of the museum.
Regretfully, Covid has had an impact on our schedule. We are currently looking towards an Autumn 2021 launch of our first exhibitions and collections. Unsurprisingly, establishing a museum – whether digital or physical – takes quite a lot of time! We want to ensure that the foundations are laid for the museum to rapidly expand in the future, and, we hope, to become something great.
If you have any questions or ideas, we would love to hear from you! In January 2021, we will be going live with our social media to help you keep tabs on the project; so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or check in on the blog pages for bigger updates and fun science stories from those of us involved in the project.