The World Economic Forum has recently launched “The Great Reset” initiative: ‘a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of our economic and social system for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future. It requires a new social contract centred on human dignity, social justice and where societal progress
Huge thanks to students at Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust who have researched and contributed objects and stories for our World War 1 Explorer resource. Their discoveries have taken them to Nelson, New Zealand, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Enfield in London, Hucknall in Nottinghamshire; and across the battlefields of Northern
Many brilliant women mathematicians and engineers helped make the NASA Apollo Programme of 1963-72 possible, as integral members of the team that sent astronauts to the moon. Yet many of their stories are only now being uncovered as new, inclusive histories are written. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Margaret Hamilton and
The political tensions building between the USA and Japan over imperial ambitions in the Pacific during the early C20th, impacted on a thriving international trade in Chinese and Japanese antique art. The Chang dynasty artefacts, and other material, now in the Smithsonian collections provide an opportunity to look into this
Indigenous people around the world are being especially impacted by Covid-19. The Navajo Nation in the western United States has reported 5,533 cases to date, and an infection rate five times that of the US average nationally. In Brazil, at least 332 Covid-19 deaths and 7,208 cases have been reported
The Smithsonian has recently launched its wonderful 3D Digitization initiative, creating open access 3D resources for a selection of its vast collections. I couldn’t resist having a rummage and choosing a few objects to inspire stories on The Earth Museum! Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at
On my virtual travels this week, I have been pondering the value of geography in education. As an example, the national curriculum in England programme of study for Geography describes as its purpose ‘a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its
World Heritage Sites are flagship attractions in the tourism industries of many countries. Visitor numbers are massively impacted by the current pandemic, with many closed to the public temporarily and hit by the dramatic decrease in international and domestic travel. Covid-19 is costing both lives and livelihoods across the world.