Goodfellow inspires use of ceramics at internationally recognised museum

Goodfellow has recently provided high performance and advanced ceramics for a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Spanning from the nineteenth century to the present day the exhibition displays the impact of ceramic use on health and hygiene applications in domestic and medical settings as well as decorative items.

Opened Spring 2019 as part of an £80 million transformation, the Art of Ceramics Gallery will open alongside two new galleries devoted to ancient Egypt and East Asia at the internationally recognised National Museum of Scotland.

The properties of ceramics have a wide range of applications across science, industry, and technology which have made them a key component in global trade for thousands of years.

Previously the exhibition only displayed early uses of ceramics from around the world but with Goodfellow’s help, the contrasts of old and new ceramic materials will be a key feature in the new gallery.

Specifically, Goodfellow donated alumina and zirconia fasteners in a range of sizes, a selection of alumina crucibles to showcase high-performance ceramics and alumina-water filtration foam.

Alison Taubman, Principal Curator of Communications, National Museums Scotland commented, “We were delighted at Goodfellow Cambridge Limited’s enthusiasm to contribute to this display and very appreciative of Joel’s time in providing material as well as technical advice on the nature of the particular ceramics, their properties and an outline of their uses in industry. These contributions will give our many visitors an intriguing insight into the unexpected uses of advanced ceramics, which would be missing without the generosity of Goodfellow Cambridge Limited.”

Joel Aleixo, Global Marketing Manager at Goodfellow Cambridge commented, “We were more than happy to contribute and educate potential visitors of the museum about the current uses of ceramics in modern day life.”

The three galleries that have been renovated were part of a 15-year long transformation of the National Museum of Scotland.

About Goodfellow

With more than 70 years of facilitating scientific innovation, Goodfellow is a leading global supplier of metals, alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, compounds, composites and other materials to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of science and industry. The company has an extensive range of 70,000 catalogue products in multiple forms available off the shelf, most subject to free delivery within 48 hours and with no minimum order quantities.

With over 6000 customers supported by a worldwide network of offices, agents and distributors, Goodfellow also offers a comprehensive range of bespoke processing services, effectively operating as an extension of the production team in order to develop custom fabricated components in any quantity required. Our in-house team comprises fellow scientists and engineers with extensive knowledge of materials and processing. Through their technical expertise and a supporting range of specification tools, the company has built an unrivaled reputation for helping to find solutions to even the most challenging of research problems. All Goodfellow products are also underpinned by the ISO 9001 quality accreditation.

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