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Science Museum Opens Hidden Heroes – The Genius of Everyday Things

The Science Museum in London presents Hidden Heroes – The Genius of Everyday Things an exhibition on view Wed 09 Nov 2011 – Tue 05 Jun 2012.

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things is an innovative new exhibition giving the spotlight to the miniature marvels we couldn’t live without.

The featured inventions are presented alongside original sketches and drawings by their inventors, patent specifications and original advertisements. The exhibition reveals the efforts made to establish each product, as well sharing quirky titbits of information such as Napoleon’s role in the evolution of the tin can and the connection between a descending plane and bubble wrap.

‘At a time when celebrity is king, it gives all of us at the Science Museum enormous satisfaction to celebrate the truly uncelebrated and shine a light on a group of outstanding inventions and inventors, revealing the supposedly mundane to be nothing short of remarkable.’ Dr Susan Mossman, materials science specialist at the Science Museum.

More information about the individual objects that make up the exhibition can be found on the Hidden Heroes website at:

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