Iain Logie Baird is certain that the Model B Televisor in our collection was tuned in to the very first television broadcast. That’s a lot of history in one object.
Iain was Associate Curator of Television and Radio at the National Science and Media Museum until 2016.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation put television on the map. Iain Baird looks at some of the objects in our archive that document that momentous day in TV history.
Curator Iain Logie Baird deciphers the profound cultural meanings surrounding the Nightingale phenomenon.
The BBC is donating almost 1,000 historical objects to the museum as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. Why is this collection important, and what are we going to do with it?
Beginning in the late 1960s, British households began the rather expensive process of investing in their first colour televisions, causing the act of viewing to change dramatically.
Television is such an intimate part of most of our lives that any discussion of its origins automatically incites a host of personal emotional responses uncommon to other inventions.