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Rave Reviews for Robots MARCH 2017

Press wowed by Science Museum's latest exhibition

 The Science Museum's latest exhibition, Robots, has been attracting plenty of attention from the press.

Described as 'a truly mind-bending display of humanoid imagery' by theTelegraph, 'a treasure trove of robotic delights by the Guardian and 'a bold and compelling show' by the Times, it has certainly been living up to its hype.

It traces the past, present and future of robotic development, revealing a surprisingly long history of humanoid machines and offering fascinating insights into how artificial intelligence may transform our lives in the future.

The exhibition is open until 3 September 2017. We thoroughly recommend catching it if you can, but if not, don't worry - our accompanying catalogue will still be available to buy online.

A Launch at Lambeth Palace JANUARY 2017

Celebrating the publication of 'Churches of the Church of England'

We were thrilled to attend the launch of the latest title in our popular Director’s Choice series, Churches of the Church of England, in the sumptuous surroundings of Lambeth Palace’s Guardroom last night.

Over 130 people travelled from far and wide to attend the event, with a representative from each of the dioceses featured in the book. The event was cheerfully presided over by the Bishop of Worcester and author Janet Gough, recently awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to heritage.

The book follows on from Janet's successful Cathedrals of the Church of England and showcases 42 of England’s finest churches. First and foremost places of worship, they have also been integral to England’s history. A church from each diocese has been chosen to demonstrate the breadth of architecture, art, treasures and uses that can be found within these buildings. Full-colour illustrations bring these details to life, while the text sheds light on their context and pays tribute to the people who have worked tirelessly to maintain them and keep them freely accessible to the public.

Scala at the Science Museum DECEMBER 2016

The launch of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

This month marked the launch of the Science Museum’s landmark new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, which explores the last 400 years of mathematical practice through a wide range of artefacts from the Museum’s world-class collection.

We are incredibly proud to have produced the book that accompanies the gallery, and it was a real thrill for us to see the objects in the flesh for the first time and in such a stunning surrounding. Amazingly, Zaha Hadid Architects have designed the display cases to flow around a 1920s biplane suspended from the ceiling, in a pattern determined by the equations of airflow used in the aviation industry.

The lead curator of the gallery, David Rooney, is also the author of our book, and in both he is keen to emphasise that mathematical practice is woven throughout the modern world and used by many different people in a broad range of occupations. He recognises that it may seem like a forbidding subject to some, but the gallery aims to demonstrate that maths is a creative and relevant subject with a fascinating history. Hopefully the gallery’s younger visitors will leave with a renewed interest in the subject, and perhaps even a desire to study it further.