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11th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture 2023 and SIS Ruby Jubilee Celebration: ‘The Zuylenburgh Collection & the reminiscences of an antiques dealer’

Royal Automobile Club 89 Pall Mall, St. James's, London, United Kingdom

By Bert Degenaar, Netherlands, with an introduction by Huib Zuidervaart, Netherlands. Part 1: Collecting scientific instruments over time: the Zuylenburgh Collection in context Huib Zuidervaart Retired Senior Researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands Member of the Scientific Instrument Society Collecting scientific instruments as objects demonstrating the history of science is …

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10th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture 2022 ‘Two Enlightenment collections of scientific instruments in Hanoverian Britain’

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Presented by Dr Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland Variable microscope, in silver, by George Adams the Elder, signed by C.W. Dixey, associated with John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. NMS.T.1987.344 (c) National Museums Scotland. Portable silver compound astronomical device, unsigned, probably owned by Archibald Campbell, 1st Earl of Ilay and 3rd Duke of Argyll. NMS.T.2007.54 …

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9th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture ‘The History of Scientific Instruments is Thriving’

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Presented by Professor Simon Werrett, Professor of the History of Science, Science and Technology Studies Department, UCL. What is a scientific instrument? This talk attempts to rethink the question through an exploration of domestic thrift in early modern England. We are familiar with purpose-built instruments of the time (telescope, microscope, etc), but experimental householders also …

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