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Explore Never-Before-Seen Objects with the Science Museum Group

Cigarette lighter in the shape of a mobile phone, which belonged to Tony Wilson.
Science Museum Group, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Never Been Seen project, created by the Science Museum Group, invites you to explore the museum's huge collection through objects that no one has seen before. Each time the page is refreshed, the site shows a random photo of an item with zero views, which makes the viewer the first person in the world to see this exhibit on the web. The site is constantly updated and today contains over 350,000 artifacts. The Never Been Seen project was created as part of a program to distribute the museum's collection to audiences around the world.

The museum has previously released other digital tools to explore the collection in depth, including the Random Object Generator (where new and unexpected objects appear on the page every ten seconds) and What the Machine Saw (a machine learning experiment).

Science Museum Group is an association of UK science museums with a large-scale collection of objects from the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.

Read more on the website.