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Subject introduction

Material Cultures of the NHS Hospital will explore the multiple ways in which NHS hospitals (1948-present) have been shaped by objects. Using objects held at the Science Museum Group provides an opportunity for the PGR to engage closely with material culture. They will go beyond images, and a visual idea of hospitals, to explore how historic objects felt, smelled, and sounded.

The PGR will take an object (or object type) as the centre of their research, and explore it at different scales, including changes to: its materiality and design, how people interacted with or experienced it, and its place in hospital spaces or built environments.

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