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Robert Taylor’s Presidential Address

Thomas Newcomen was in the vanguard of the first industrial revolution, which has been well recorded in museums and archives. Indeed, our Society was founded in 1919 to help prevent the loss of significant records and information.

We are now in an era where, although people are more dependent on technology, they understand it less and many people have no link with engineering or industry. With the increasing pace of change and technological sophistication, how can we ensure significant items and evidence can be collected and preserved?