...the action or process of innovating
...a new method, idea, product, etc.
From Latin innovare 'to renew'
[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]
The biographies grouped under this theme focus on innovation in collecting, conservation and sport. Who democratised collecting at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1909? Who introduced Osiris to a hairdryer? And what was new about horse-racing on Newmarket Heath in 1762?