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Museums and collections have a singular power to spark dialogue and debate, breathe life into learning and trigger new ways of thinking. UCL's outstanding collections play an unparalleled role in the university's ethos of opening up and transforming education.

The greatest living Art Collection (at UCL)

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:54:39 +0000

At Glastonbury Festival this year, singer Kanye West claimed he was the ‘greatest living rock star on the planet’. Here at the UCL Art Museum, we’d like to claim that we are the greatest living art collection on campus, hosting a wonderful treasure trove of work dating from the 1490’s to the present day. We […]

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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: June 2015

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:18 +0000

Now, this is the story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there I’ll tell you how I became an underwhelming fish fossil.       This might be how this month’s underwhelming fossil fish of the month would introduce itself, were it not […]

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Specimen of the Week 194: The Death’s-Head Hawkmoth

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:09 +0000

I stand before you to beseech absolution. I confess to my unholy bias in favour of the darker and somewhat supernatural beings of the museum, yet I seek no forgiveness. I will endeavour to one day improve this, and talk about some adorable abomination with darling little eyes and a twee silken coat, but to […]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK