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Dismantling Reg the Rhino in Ten Easy Steps

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000

On 10th November the Grant Museum team took on the giant task of dismantling the largest specimen in the Museum – our huge one-horned rhino skeleton. This is one of the first steps in our massive conservation project Bone Idols: Protecting our Iconic Skeletons (click the link to read more about it and how you […]

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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: November 2014

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:37 +0000

It’s that time of year, reindeer who are different are being bullied by their peers, Jack Frost is biting noses again, Saturday morning TV is back to back toy adverts with the odd cartoon in between, Sainsbury’s remind us exactly why our ancestors fought and died in the Great War and Z list celebrities are […]

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Do you need a PhD to be a curator?

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:35:05 +0000

During the ever excellent ‘Ask a Curator Day’ (search #AskACurator on twitter) I noticed a number of questions along the lines of ‘How do I become a curator’ / ‘what qualifications do I need to become a curator’. Many asked about whether a Masters in museum studies is sufficient. This is an ongoing debate on […]

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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