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Science Made Visible: Drawings, Prints, Objects

From the founding of the Royal Society in 1660 images and objects were an important part of science. The first Fellows created images to communicate new discoveries to their colleagues around the world, as well as to the London public. They also used graphical methods to explore and develop their ideas. Many of these beautiful and striking pictures can still be found in the archives of the Royal Society. This exhibition will show that making and seeing such images were essential for science in the seventeenth century.

*To learn more about the exhibition, please click on the 'Extenral Link' below. Also accompanying the physical exhibition, Dr Sietske Fransen and Dr Katherine Reinhart in collaboration with the Royal Society have curated an online exhibition for Google Arts & Culture, which can be viewed at

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