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14 December 2017 18:00 - 14 December 2017 19:00
BioArt: Altered Realities
Lecture
William Myers (author of Bio Art: Altered Realities) explains how BioArt responds to our changing definitions of life, nature, and identity.

Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Copies of BioArt: Altered Realities, published by Thames & Hudson, can be purchased from the Museum Shop.

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria  
13 January 2018 14:00 - 13 January 2018 16:00
Magical Movies
Family-Friendly Drop In
What did the Victorians know about the moving image? Find out and make your own magical movie toy.
Drop-in, ages 7+
18 January 2018 18:00 - 18 January 2018 19:00
Meet the Bacteria
Lecture
Anna Dumitriu and Dr John Paul (Public Health England) have collaborated over a 13 year period. Dr Paul presents and celebrates their microbiological work and its impact.

Tickets will be available from Friday 1 December. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
10 February 2018 14:00 - 10 February 2018 14:45
The Artist’s Tour
Tour

How can art explore the 'antibiotic apocalypse'?

Anna Dumitriu works hands-on with the tools and techniques of microbiology and synthetic biology to create intricate artworks that reveal strange histories and emerging futures. In this guided tour she will discuss the exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria at the Museum of the History of Science, and her work exploring infectious diseases through art.

Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience. She weaves complex narratives around our relationship to infectious disease and its cultural and personal implications. She is artist-in-residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford.
As well as creating artworks collaboratively in laboratories and healthcare settings at the cutting edge of science, she is known for developing participatory workshops. These engage diverse audiences in order to share stories and create spaces for dialogue between researchers and the public.

No need to book.

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
15 February 2018 12:00 - 15 February 2018 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!
Drop-in, ages 7+, materials donation £3
15 February 2018 18:00 - 15 February 2018 19:00
TB: Stories from its DNA
Lecture
Tuberculosis still kills more people each year than any other germ. Where has it been? How is it evading treatment? And how can we eliminate it? Dr Timothy Walker (Nuffield Department of Medicine) will discuss how its DNA holds some vital clues.

Tickets will be available from Monday 1 January. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
16 February 2018 12:00 - 17 February 2018 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!
Drop-in, ages 7+, materials donation £3
01 March 2018 18:00 - 01 March 2018 19:00
In Conversation: Anna Dumitriu and Nicola Fawcett
Lecture
BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and scientist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) discuss their collaboration and how it highlights the impact of infectious diseases and antibiotics on our lives.

Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
10 March 2018 14:00 - 10 March 2018 16:00
Women in Science
Family-Friendly Drop In
Enjoy finding out more about female scientists from the past; from Elizabeth Herschel, the first woman to discover a comet, to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, the woman who discovered the structure of insulin.
Drop-in, all ages
17 March 2018 12:00 - 17 March 2018 16:00
Bugs and BioArt
Family-Friendly Drop In
Join us for a medically inspired celebration of bacteria and BioArt; talks, hands-on activities and more. Discover the story of penicillin and the miracle of antibiotics. Meet artists and scientists at the cutting edge of medical research.
For British Science Week 2018
Drop-in, all ages
Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

 

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