Science City 1550–1800
Science Museum, London, 2019
A new permanent gallery for the Science Museum, part of the museum’s Masterplan redevelopment project. The gallery explores how science transformed London and London transformed science over a 250 year period. The objects on display, mostly instruments for experimenting, looking, measuring and presenting scientific enquiry, chart the development of science from ‘natural philosophy’ to early modern science. The gallery is expected to remain open for 25 years. 3D design by Gitta Gschwendtner, lighting design by Studio ZNA, illustrations by Siôn Ap Tomos, photography by Simon Sorted.