Sir Henry Lyons, F.R.S.

  title={Sir Henry Lyons, F.R.S.},
  • Published 1933
  • History
  • Nature
WHEN Sir Henry retired from the Survey Department of Egypt and joined the Science Museum in 1912, assuming the directorship in 1920, he found it characteristically free from the conventional ideas of what constitutes a museum. It has been his work to extend still further its range and to adapt it to what are believed to be modern needs. While retaining its original purpose of conserving for the student and historian records of the past and of the existing state of science and engineering; he…