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40 Under 40 Art and Tech

Jenny Bulstrode

20 September 2021

Lecturer in History of Science and Technology, UCL, London

In her academic work Jenny Bulstrode researches the history of industrial technology and science, with a particular interest in materials and cross-cultural encounters. Her projects include a study of what the Industrial Revolution in Britain owed to metallurgy in West Africa; she has researched the use of glass balance-springs in 19th-century timepieces; in 2020 she was awarded a Maurice Daumas Prize for the latter study, undertaken in collaboration with the British Museum in London. As a historian at the Royal Institution, she is developing the Centre for Science and Culture and its associated Ri Freer Prize Fellowships for postgraduate research. In the course of her PhD, completed in 2019 at the University of Cambridge, she worked on a project to reverse-engineer bronzes recently attributed to Michelangelo.

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