Across the pond

I am currently in the US, researching collections, talking to curators and taking part in discussions regarding the National Maritime Museum’s planned 2014 exhibition on Longitude. There are some fantastic collections of scientific instruments in the US, some of which have objects that have great relevance to the wider story of finding longitude at sea (i.e. not the version that sees the case closed at the moment that John Harrison finished his sea watch). It is also an opportunity for me to think about some American perspectives on the topic. [Read more]

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