New University museum director appointed

Dr Claire Jones, who joins the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science next year, has been appointed Director of the University of Leeds Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

The creation of this new full-time post reflects both the steady growth of the museum project since its inception by Leeds Centre for History and Philosophy of Science staff and students in 2007 and the University's commitment to preserving its remarkable scientific heritage.  Museum objects already on display include the earliest known stethoscope, an X-ray camera from the first molecular invesigations of DNA, and a prototype economics computer that modelled the national economy (in running water).

From the start, the goal has been the building of a world-class, multi-site museum, serving to showcase the scientific, technological and medical past in ways that make it come alive for Leeds students, staff and wider audiences.  The appointment of a full-time Director marks a substantial step toward realizing that ambition.

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