Tilly Blyth

Science Museum

Head of Collections and Principal Curator

Speaker Biography

Dr Tilly Blyth is co-presenter of landmark 20-part radio series with the BBC on The Art of Innovation, looking at the shared cultures of art and science over the past 250 years. This transmedia project includes an exhibition featuring artists such as Joseph Wright of Derby, David Hockney, Marcel Duchamp, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and John Constable.

Tilly is Head of Collections and Principal Curator at the Science Museum in London, where she is responsible for the museum’s Curatorial, Research, Library and Archives departments. The team have delivered award-winning exhibitions on subjects as diverse as Mathematics, Robots, Cosmonauts: the Russian Space story and Illuminating India: 500 years of science and technology.

Tilly’s background is in Physics, before migrating towards the social sciences, with a MSc in Industrial Strategy and a PhD in the History and Sociology of Technology. She is a BAFTA member and a trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.