The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago is a public building and a research institution. It aims to educate schoolchildren about astronomy in an exciting environment, whilst also maintaining significant holdings of texts and artefacts of interest to more scholarly visitors. The website provides a virtual tour of the planetarium, along with the usual transport and access information. It offers a substantial education section for teachers of school students. A section on shows and exhibits gives details of current presentations, which again are generally aimed at a younger audience. The historical collections section is more academic. It contains a database of the museum's holdings, which include: almost 2,000 historic instruments; about 550 individual maps, prints, and book plates featuring astronomical illustrations; over 2,000 books, including some incunabula. There are illustrated introductions to some of the more significant types of scientific instrument, such as astrolabes, orreries, armillary spheres, and telescopes. The site also contains Webster's database of signatures of instrument makers.
This is the dynamic and colourful website of The American Museum of Natural History, New York. The museum's collections, exhibitions, research centres, education programmes, and some of the 32 million specimens and artifacts in the field of scientific research and education, are available through this resource. Whilst mini-sites cover current exhibitions, more permanent displays and departments of the museum are introduced through dedicated pages.
The description of a hall or collection or subject offers links to some of the artifacts. For example: from the Culture Halls users can view short descriptions of: Indians of the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, and the Plains; African Peoples; Asian Peoples; Mexico and Central America; South American Peoples; and Pacific Peoples. Teachers' guides (mainly school-level) are available for each, providing PDF articles, evidence and analysis on subjects that range through the fields of anthropology (archaeology briefly features), history of astronomy, biology, earth sciences and paleontology, for example. There are Web pages for most collections such as North American Ethnography, where you can browse more than 50,000 artifacts online. The education resources section was nominated in the competition for Best Museum Web Site Supporting Educational Use in 'Museums and the Web 2004 : Best of the Web'.
The website of the Canada Science and Technology Museum may be viewed in English or French. While it is aimed at a general audience, material included under 'The Collection' subheading, which may be found in the sidebar on the left of the overview page, may be useful to students at undergraduate level. The Museum's collection is evidently significant, including a comprehensive selection of artefacts relating to Canada's scientific and technological development. Also, interesting insights are offered into the Museum's collection, cataloguing and conservation processes. This is a well-presented resource, primarily of use to school teachers, but offering a starting-point for early stage academic research into the history and philosophy of science.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia 'advances the cause of health, and upholds the ideals and heritage of medicine'. The College's website furthers this aim with a comprehensive digitised collection and searchable online databases. Searchable copies of two 18th century Pennsylvania medical manuscripts are among the resources available to online researchers at all levels. Also available is a virtual tour of the Mütter Museum, known around the world for its collection of preserved organs in jars, deformed skeletons, and lifelike wax casts of unusual medical conditions. It has a separate online database for its collections of obstetrics and gynaecology instruments dating from the 18th century. This resource is well-presented and contains full information for arranging to visit the collection, as well as useful range of online materials.
The Computer History Museum is a visitor attraction, archive and deposit centre for the history of computing and computer culture, based in California's Silicon Valley. The Museum's associated website will be of interest to researchers mainly for a section on access to its collections, begun in the 1970s and now numbering many thousands of items, grouped under the headings Artefacts, Documentation, Software, Media (audiovisual footage) and Ephemera. Eventually the catalogues for all collections will be digitised and placed online; at present only the Artefacts catalogue is available, accessed through a keyword search facility. The site also provides a few "online exhibits": a history of the Internet (to 1992) with narrative discussion; a timeline charting the development of the microprocessor; and photographs and brief details of several of the Museum's artefact holdings. Another feature is a more general timeline, covering the period 1945 to 1990. Short summaries of individual events from the established historiography of computing are presented: the subheadings under which they are classified -- "computers"; "people and pop culture"; "software"; "components"; "robots and artificial intelligence"; "networks"; "companies" -- define the scope of the survey. The tone is concise, poppy, and sometimes unreasonably glib (1970: "Vietnam War protesters attacked university computer centers. At the University of Wisconsin, the toll was one human and four machines"): the material may be of help to some beginning students looking for an overview of the field, but is unlikely to be better than the established print sources. In addition, the site gives details of the museum's location, staff and current events, including lecture series.
The Digital Clendening site is published by the Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum, part of the University of Kansas Medical Center. The site features eight digitised collections related to the history of medicine in several countries. The collections are an eclectic mix, and include a database of rare text images, taken from medical and natural history books published before 1800, a collection of some 500 portraits of historical medical figures, and images of the history of medicine in the Ralph Major Photographs collection. There are two other fascinating visual collections of Japanese medical prints and Chinese public health posters. The final three collections are of documents, the Samuel Crumbine papers, the Rudolf Virchow manuscripts, and the Florence nightingale letters.
This website provides information on the Dittrick Medical History Center (Cleveland, Ohio) and its collections of 60,000 rare books, 60,000 museum artifacts, 10,000 images, and archive listings. Originally part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association (est. 1894), the Dittrick is now an interdisciplinary centre within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. It is an international resource for the study of the history of medical technology, and provides research material for the study of speciality areas and local and international medical institutions. The site has six main sections: the Dittrick Museum of Medical History which consists mainly of a collection of instruments gathered from Cleveland physicians dating from 19th and 20th centuries; the rare medical book collection dating from late 14th century to 20th century; a section featuring 4 small online exhibits (Cleveland's smallpox epidemic of 1902; Images of dissection; a tour of Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland; and Asklepios Murals at the Allen Memorial Library); sample lists and overviews of the centre's archives; the image collection; and a What's New? section. Each section provides a very small sample of the collections housed at the center through the use of online images accompanied by brief background essays. There are also pages listing the Centre's publications, events and links to medical museums, archives and libraries both in the USA and worldwide. This site is regularly updated and includes news of forthcoming events and publications.
This is the website of the Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception. Primarily the education arm of the museum, the site contains many interactive resources aimed at school pupils, but also of interest to those in more advanced education. For example, there is a fascinating online multimedia exhibit focusing on biodiversity, which provides readers with an excellent introduction to the issues involved, the models used by scientists, and some of the studies that have been carried out. Online features such as this often utilise the full capabilities of the Internet, particularly favouring video footage.The site also contains links to other sites of interest.
The website of the Freud Museum provides the address and contact details of this museum; as well as fairly extensive information relating to Sigmund Freud's life and works. Located in Maresfield Gardens, London, the Museum building was Freud's place of residence in England after he left Vienna to escape the Nazis in 1938. The site offers a section on Freud in England; biographical and bibliographical details; information about Freud's daughter, Anna; lists of Freud's antiquities held by the Museum; information regarding Freud's library (which comprises the books Freud brought with him from Vienna); information about the Museum's research library (which includes the working library of his daughter, Anna Freud, and books bequeathed by Dorothy Burlingham); and comprehensive catalogues of letters, documents and photographs held by the Museum (though most original documents were transferred to Washington to form the Sigmund Freud Archive in the Library of Congress). Past and forthcoming conferences are mentioned, and the site features an interesting "dream exhibition", relating to Freud's Interpretation of Dreams.
The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza [IMSS] is one of the foremost international institutions concerned with the history of science. It combines a noted museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest sense. The website offers a well constructed resource for researchers at all levels. The left-hand side bar on the home page offers links to recent events and exhibitions, as well as a news archive section. The right-hand side bar has links to interactive features, such as diagrams of an astrolabe and Galileo's compass, and a virtual tour of the museum, and a digital archive of materials of the discoveries of Galileo. The central feature of the home page offers background information on the institute and the museum and their collections, bibliographies and archives. There is extensive online material, including exhibits, searchable databases and digital library collections. Also available is information on publications, conference and projects. Users can freely subscribe to the bimonthly Institute's newsletter "Nuncius: Journal of the History of Science". The site is user-friendly and regularly updated. It may be viewed in either Italian or English, although not all of the features appear to have English translation.
The Web Site Muzeum uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Jagiellonian University museum) provides information about the university's museum in Cracow, Poland. The site is in English and Polish, although the English site is less comprehensive. The Jagiellonian University is the second oldest in Central Europe, founded in 1364. The museum is situated within the Collegium Maius, the oldest university building in Poland. The museum houses permanent and temporary exhibitions. One section is dedicated to Nicolaus Copernicus, another houses the library, and there is an excellent collection of early scientific instruments. The textual guide to the museum is accompanied by links to images. The tables of contents of the annual published by the museum, Opuscula Musealia of all issues, since 1986, are posted on the site. A small video opens automatically in the main page, presenting the Collegium Maius with a rather distracting musical background. The most famous alumni of the university are listed on the front page. This is a good site for those interested in the material culture of Cracow, and those who are studying Polish Studies.
The Jenner Museum website provides a number of resources on Dr. Edward Jenner, the eighteenth and nineteenth century English doctor and scientist. On the site there are two well-written reference chapters. The first of which provides a biography of Jenner and highlights aspects of his career, including his interest in migration, hibernation, and fossils. The other looks specifically at his pioneering work on smallpox and vaccination, and the founding principles of immunology. Elsewhere on the site there is a chapter explaining the principles of immunology and vaccination. There is also a learning resources section, which suggests how displays at the museum can be connected to the national curriculum, interactive games, and general information about visiting the museum and its facilities.
The LEMUR (Learning with Museum Resources) project brings together important museum objects from the University of Aberdeen's Marischal Museum and Natural Philosophy Collection, alongside items from four of the University's other collections and its archives. It created a database of still and moving images with associated data and documentation, and also provides targeted learning packages based on the database for classroom and distance learning. LEMUR is designed around specific undergraduate courses in cultural history, the history and philosophy of science, the history of art, and physics. The project ran from 2000 to 2003 and received funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
This is the website of Australia's Macleay Museum, a history of science at the University of Sydney. There is a profile of the Macleay family and the eponymous museum, as well as downloads of scanned exhibition catalogues and recordings and transcripts of public lecture series. The museum's anthropology and taxonomy exhibitions are listed here, but navigation requires exploring the University's parent site to understand the full extent of the Macleay Museum's latest exhibits and online presentations devoted to scientific instruments, invertebrates, vertebrates, historic photographs and ethnography. Researchers should take note of the subpage on applications for the affiliated Macleay Miklouho-Maclay Fellowship.
This is the award-winning website of Canada's Manitoba Museum. A science and natural history museum and planetarium, the museum specialises in space and space exploration. The site contains many attractive and informative features. Apart from articles about previous exhibitions (on the Northern Lights, for example), browsers can take a virtual tour of a bat cave; view the night sky; read about telescopes; investigate the history of expeditions to Mars; order education kits; take a virtual tour of the entire museum. The site also provides information about membership, special tours, lists of collections, and an online shop.
This is the website of the Museum of Physics, which is based at the Federico II University of Naples. Crucially the museum is not only a collection of objects, but also an archival centre for research. The website aims to introduce the museum's collections of antique scientific instruments. It provides a brief introduction to the museum and its collections, and then more detailed sections on the museum's three main collections: the Bourbon collection; the physics cabinet; and the Melloni collection. The Bourbon collection was accumulated by Carlos (of Anjou-Bourbon), who reigned as King of Naples (as Carlo VII) and Sicily (as Carlo V) (both from 1735 to 1759), and as Charles III of Spain (1759-1788). He collected four crates "of different mathematical machines" during his time in Naples. The collection has been added to since then, and it now includes instruments relating to mathematical physics and chemistry, (divided into astronomy, geodesy, mechanics, statistics and dynamics), and experimental physics, (divided into pneumatics, heat, electrical studies, magnetism and meteorology). Macedonio Melloni (1798-1854) was an Italian physicist, who under the patronage of Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies (1810-1859) ran the Meterological and Vesuvio Observatory in Naples; the Melloni collection contains instruments that he used in his research conducted in Naples, on infrared radiation and other subjects. The Physics Cabinet is a teaching museum that was set up in 1812. The website provides an introduction to each of the three collections, and contains images of some of the collections' instruments, with detailed historical notes. Straightforward and user-friendly, it is a useful introduction to historical scientific instruments, relating to physics.
The website of the Museum Boerhaave for the history of science and medicine at Leiden offer a useful resource for searching for primary materials for all levels of research. While the primary language of the site is Dutch, it may also be viewed in English. The comprehensive catalogue of around 25,000 books, as well as secondary material, may be searched online, and a virtual tour of the museum is also available. Of particular interest is the alphabetical list of objects held by the museum, with links to a short but detailed description of its background or use in the development of science, with a photograph. Items in the collection range from amputation saws, through glass artificial eyes to wax models of brains, used to illustrate dissections. Many are linked to navigation, travel, observation of the solar system and the recording of time. The collection of the museum is primarily devoted to the Netherlands and covers a period of around 400 years. Information is included on exhibitions and conferences at the site and all aspects of the site are straightforward to use.
The Museum of Computing (in Swindon, UK) website includes an introduction to the history and vision of the museum together with recent news items; brief details of exhibitions; a blog; and PDF copies of the Museum of Computing newsletter which includes articles covering all aspects of digital history from handheld electronic games to home computers of the 1980s.
This website is written by a professional historian and is published as part of the Science Museum of Minnesota website. The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices Online features a mixture of primary and secondary resources on quack medicine and its practitioners in the United States. On the site readers can browse through several examples of quack devices, including devices for bloodletting and breast enlargement. Elsewhere users can access advertisements and magazine covers related to health and quackery, biographies of well-known U.S. quacks, and a digitised copy of Samuel Hopkins Adams book The Great American Fraud, which helped to change food and drug laws.
The Museum of the History of Science, which reopened in 2001 following a three-year refurbishment, effectively serves as a centre for History of Science studies in Oxford, and this website offers several resources likely to be of use to researchers in the history of instruments. A fully searchable collections database is currently in development, providing catalogue information and, in some cases, photographs of instruments; the Museum’s collection of images, including many portraits of scientists and instrument-makers, is also in the process of being digitised; and the site also hosts a full searchable index for rete, the mailing list for the historical study of scientific instruments. A page of links to other institutions with significant instruments collections is maintained. There is also a collection of well-produced, atmospheric ‘online exhibits’ on diverse themes, including: early-modern Biblical metaphors of knowledge; the application of geometry in warfare; portrait images of the astronomer Tycho Brahe; early photographic processes; and the scientific history of Oxford, which may interest students and general readers. The site also provides general information about the Museum, its library and staff, online copies of its newsletter, Sphæra, and details of its Master’s-level postgraduate course.
The website of the United Kingdom's National Railway Museum in York provides access details, corporate information, special exhibitions, and details of many of the exhibits and features of the museum itself.The site includes: information and details of the photographic archive held at the museum; collections of railway posters, many of which can be viewed in an online exhibition; a gallery of the work of railway photographer Eric Treacy; another gallery devoted to the work of the illustrator John Cooke Bourne; and an 'exhiblet' on the Japanese 'bullet train', the Shinkansen. There are fact files for many of the locomotive engines held by the museum, from Robert Stephenson's 'Rocket' onwards. Photographs showing the interior of the Museum give potential visitors a taste of what to expect. There are lists of the engines and rolling stock housed in the collections. Whilst designed more for the general public than historians, this site provides a colourful general introduction to British railway history, and useful information as to the museum's holdings.
The Web Site Nicolai Copernici Musaeum Fromborcense is the home page of the Copernicus Museum in Frombork and is available in French, Polish, English, German and Russian. The site provides information on the museum, the life of Copernicus and on the city of Frombork. There is also information on permanent exhibitions, with a few illustrations of the exhibits and local stained glass. There is a detailed timeline of the great scientist's life and of the writing of De Revolutionibus, and a good collection of portraits, as well as a Jan Matejko painting from the nineteenth century. The museum also consists of the Hospital of the Holy Ghost, the Cathedral Hill, and the Planetarium and Observatory.
The National Cryptologic Museum holds a large collection of machines, books, and other artefacts relating to cryptography and code-breaking. Situated in Maryland, USA, the Museum is dedicated to 'the exploitation of enemy cryptology and the protection of American communications'. Exhibits include German Enigma machines used in the Second World War, a cipher-wheel that may or may not have been connected with Thomas Jefferson, early computers, and a collection of rare books. There are also several special exhibitions described and illustrated at the website. The site provides an interesting overview of some of the technologies used in the intelligence industry.
This is the website of the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, a London museum that explores the history of medicine, surgery and herbal medicine at St Thomas Hospital. On the site there are several online exhibitions tracing the history of the hospital from its medieval foundations, through the Reformation and Age of Enlightenment, to the nineteenth century. There are also panoramic tours of the operating theatre, which is the oldest one in Britain, the herb garret, and St Thomas Street. In addition to this the site provides information about the museum, such as opening hours, bookings and events.
Urbino University's Physics Laboratory and Museum of Scientific Instruments holds several collections containing over a thousand objects in total. The museum is open to the public, with access details available from the website. The site presents a history of physics in Urbino from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, and a history of the collections held at the museum, which began at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Many of the instruments are pictured online, with catalogue details and notes provided in English and Italian. The instruments are grouped according to their field of application. Some of them may be viewed in '3-D', the user being able to rotate the view of the instrument through 360 degrees. The website also features a list of the laboratory's publications, links to online resources about scientific instruments and the history of science, and a guide to online museums and exhibitions around the world. The guide presents the user with a map of the world, which links to a list of resources geographically located in the selected continent.
The Physics Museum of the University of Coimbra in Portugal houses a collection of scientific and didactic instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries. They consist of rare instruments used in the Physics Cabinet of the University of Coimbra since its origin in 1772. Many of the instruments have considerable artistic as well as historic value. This website includes the ability to browse the online catalogue and view 150 instruments through pictures, schemes, texts and animations. There is a Virtual Museum that contains a set of Virtual Reality films enabling visitors to pan around the Museum exhibition rooms and to virtually interact with selected Museum instruments. There is a Digital Library on the History of Physics under development on the site to put 18th century books online. The first work available is Pierre van Mussenbroek's 'Cours de Physique Experimentale et Mathematique' in 3 volumes. This site has been 'under development' for some time. It may be viewed in Portugese or English.
The landing point of the 1870 India – Britain telegraph cable, Porthcurno is an important site in the development of global telecommunications, at its height being the largest telegraph station in the world and home to a school training hundreds of telegraph operators. The underground Museum of Submarine Telegraphy at Porthcurno is housed in tunnels cut during the Second World War and tells the story of telecommunications technology. Visitors to the website can take a virtual tour of the Museum, finding out more about the instruments and the construction of telegraph cables. The Instrument Room contains images and text on a range of instruments, such as the Muirhead Transmitter and Bullock and Browns Unigraph. The Reference Library includes information on the people and principles behind telegraphy; this section covers the construction of submarine telegraph cables and faults that can occur in them such as trawler maul and fish bite. Befitting Porthcurno’s history, the Museum has received AHRC funding for a research project: ‘Connecting Cornwall: Telecommunications, Locality and Work in West Britain 1870-1918’. This project aims to connect historical telecommunictaions sites in Cornwall (including early radio sites at Poldhu, the Lizard, Land's End and Bodmin and the Satellite station at Goonhilly as well as Porthcurno). The project will use the and Wireless historic archive with an emphasis on the Eastern Telegraph Company to develop new research based around a major new exhibition at the Museum – focussing on the lives of the 19th century telegraph workers, and deepening understanding of “ the cultural, economic, social and technological issues raised by the construction of cable and wireless stations in the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods”. The museum is also hosting a number of AHRC-funded PhD studentships, also described here.
The Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum have teamed together to create this comprehensive subsite dedicated to the holdings and activities of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The information on the site is manifold. The history of the Royal Observatory and events related to the International Year of Astronomy 2009 are present on the main page. Sections on the site are: Planetarium Shows; Peter Harrison Planetarium; Meridian line; 28-inch telescope; Time ball; Camera obscura; Observing evenigs; Astronomy galleries; Time galleries; and For schools. Each section has subsequent chapters with background information; history; aspects of physics or astronomy explainedl or answers to various questions related to time or observation of the skies. Photographs on the site and on Flickr! and 360 degrees panoramas accompany the text. The online learning resources were stil under development at the time of review. This site introduces an exciting place to visit and offers a great deal of information to anyone interested in astronomy, physics and time reckoning.
This online museum offers access to a collection of scientific instruments used over the past 75 years in the Department of Science at Humboldt State University, California. Created by Richard A. Paselk, a professor of chemistry, it aims to act as a stand-alone online resource, and as an introduction to the physical collection. The online content is exceptionally well-presented and explained, making it a useful resource for researchers at all levels. The home page contains rather a large amount of text, which is accessed by scrolling down the page, but it is thorough and offers a comprehensive guide to making best use of the site. The Virtual Museum Guide explains the layout, with highlighted links direct to the online features. The museum may be approached via links to the Humboldt State University during the years 1921-1934, 1935-1953, or 1954-1973, or searched by subject category. Categories include Instruments and Apparatus, Contemporary Instrument Literature and Manufacturers and Distributors of Scientific Equipment. A collection of short essays (under 'Supplemental Materials') gives background and further information on the production of equipment, and an annotated bibliography is also available. There is a developing section on Instrument Care and Repair as well. This is a carefully considered site, aimed at making full use of online possibilities to allow access to physical collections. It is straightforward and user-friendly.
The website for the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna commemorates the life and ideas of the founder of psychoanalysis. The museum itself is situated in the former living quarters and office of Sigmund Freud in the house at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's ninth district. It has been gradually expanded and now hosts a library, an art gallery, and a lecture hall. The website provides information on accessing the museum and gallery, along with news about special exhibitions and installations. The library collects literature on Sigmund Freud and on the theory, technique, and history of psychoanalysis. It contains over 30,000 volumes in total. New accessions and journals are reported on the site. The archives are accessible by appointment only. The website also provides information about the Fulbright Scholarship for students wishing to conduct research at the museum. The Sigmund Freud Society, and the Society of Friends of the Sigmund Freud Museum, are both represented here. Membership details are explained and names of committee members provided. There is also a press section and a dedicated news section. The final part of the site is the 'Sigmund Freud Online' feature. This gives biographical information about the psychoanalyst and discusses important places, themes, and events in his life. It also includes some multimedia videos of Freud at home. This nicely presented site may be accessed in German or English.
The Steno Museum for the History of Science and Medicine website offers a useful introduction for researchers planning to visit the Museum. Based in Århus, Denmark, the museum houses exhibitions on the history of science, astronomy and medicine, with a planetarium and a medicinal herb garden based on a 16th century model. The website, which may be viewed in Danish, English or German, offers sufficient information on the different aspects of the museum to enable a thorough understanding of what is available. The museum's exhibitions have original objects, reconstructions and 'hands-on' features to give a view of the development of science, with a particular reference to the Renaissance, but also focusing on modern discovery. The 'Virtuseum', which has text in Danish only, takes a virtual tour of the Museum with high quality images from the collection. The site is well presented and provides detailed information on a large collection of primary source materials.
This website brings together the various artefact and archive collections held at the University of Dundee. Accredited by the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council, the collections include botany; chemistry; dentistry; civil, electrical and mechanical engineering; ethnography; fine and applied art; mathematics; medicine; physics; physiology; psychology and zoology. Objects within the collections would obviously be of interest to those studying the history of these disciplines and the website describes the origins of each collection and includes illustrated highlights, as well as information on viewing objects, through regular exhibitions in University premises, which are archived here.
The University of Iowa Healthcare medical museum website provides information about the museum and has a number of online exhibitions. There are nearly thirty exhibitions in total covering both historical and more contemporary topics. The online exhibitions are on a range of topics including: 'The Beat Goes On: A History of Cardiology', 'Nature's Pharmacy: Ancient Knowledge, Modern Medicine', and 'The Trail of Invisible Light: A Century of Medical Imaging'. Each exhibition provides a narrative which is illustrated by items or photographs held by the museum. The website also has basic information about the museum; its collections, opening hours, collection policies, and their mission statement. A list of links is also available from the site.
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science houses a large collection of scientific instruments and texts belonging to the University of Cambridge. Its collections cover all branches of science from the sixteenth century to the 1980s. The website provides an introduction to the museum and some of its special collections. There are features about current exhibitions such as "An University Within Ourselves", which takes a look at the sciences in Cambridge during the eighteenth century, and a page of case studies, which gives summaries of single display-case exhibits assembled by students and staff. An extensive annotated list of the Museum's publications is provided, along with a selection of links to other museums in Cambridge and history of science museums worldwide. The website is informative, but does not include an online catalogue of the Museum's holdings.
Founded in 1631, the Clockmakers' Company is an active City of London craft guild. The site includes information on their library and collections which are now held at the Guildhall, London. Collections include 15 marine timekeepers, with examples by Henry Sully, Thomas Earnshaw of London and John Harrison (the 5th marine timekeeper). The site includes visitor information, links to other horological collections, training, and company news.