The Science Museum Group has to date supported 41 AHRC collaborative doctorates, as well three ESRC CASE awards.
Along with the wider Science Museum Group and BT Archives, in 2013 we were awarded one of the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships, which awarded eight projects a year over three years. We were successful again in 2015, with an extended consortium, including the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. We currently award six projects a year.
Current projects range from: a detailed study of the Pearson photography collection (2013-); conservation approaches to doped- fabric airplanes (2014-) and a project engaging with the history of early mathematics through our collection of rare books (2015-). We also have projects connected to major exhibitions, such as our new medical galleries, and ‘Science in London, 1600-1800’.