In the latest ‘Out and About’, Maxwell Hamilton took his niece to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. He shares how they were made to feel welcome, and how the experience encouraged science talk and helped them link STEM to their everyday lives.
Maxwell Hamilton is a Science Museum Group Academy Programme Leader.
Maxwell Hamilton catches up with Frederike Gerstner, half of the ‘Ben and Fred’ duo who won the 2019 Josh Award for STEM communication. Find out how they created ‘The Juggling of Science’, and how they adapted it for the Science and Industry Museum’s half term crowd.
This summer the Science and Industry Museum had a full programme of solar related shows and workshops to coincide with the new temporary exhibition ‘The Sun’. Maxwell Hamilton reflects on the application of science capital research in this programme of Explainer-led activities and beyond.
In September, the Explainer team at the Science and Industry Museum reflected on their current practice and refreshed their knowledge of science capital. This posts shares the good practice happening within their programme and the opportunities the science capital approach offers.
In June, we kicked off our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme with a two-day training academy. Maxwell Hamilton, Science Museum Group Academy Programme Leader, introduces the programme and shares insight from the workshops.
In the second of two posts, Maxwell Hamilton explores how a science capital approach helped to transform visitor interactions in the newly refurbished Textiles Gallery, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.
Last summer, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester refreshed its much-loved Textiles Gallery. In the first of two posts, Maxwell Hamilton shares how taking a science capital approach helped to inform the galleries physical aspects.
In this series we go ‘out and about’ searching for examples of good science engagement practice. In this post Maxwell Hamilton, the new Science Museum Group Academy Programme Lead for Manchester, explores Manchester Museum.