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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.

Specimen of the Week 195: The Kangaroo Joey Preserved on a Teat

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:30:18 +0000

For the past fourteen weeks a kangaroo has been the most celebrated object in the Grant Museum, but it was not part of our collection, nor was it a zoological specimen. Europe’s first painting of a kangaroo, from 1772 by George Stubbs left us just last week. It had been the centrepiece of our Stange […]

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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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UCL Special Collections

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