Objects from the Galton Collection regularly feature in exhibitions at UCL and beyond.
21st January - 19th April
UCL Art Museum
Museum is delighted to present Plastered, an exhibition about plaster
and the casting process highlighting the sculpture models of the neoclassical
artist John Flaxman (1755-1826). A pioneer during an age of industrialism, Flaxman
was the first British sculptor to use the technique as a consistent part of his
working practice, revealing early on the material’s extraordinary versatility.
27th November - 30th April
The first ever exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is Model Translations.
This exhibition showcases objects – some never displayed before – from
the art, anthropology, archaeology, engineering, pathology and zoology
collections. These objects reveal creative encounters and explorations
between scholars and the natural and made environment, but at times
materialise world views that are problematic and difficult to reconcile
What makes you smarter than a chimp? What makes you smile? What makes you, you?
Who am I? invites you to explore the science of who you are through intriguing objects, provocative artworks and hands-on exhibits.
Discover what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, morph your face to see what you’ll look like as you age, or collect DNA to catch a criminal in our brand-new interactive exhibits. Investigate some of the characteristics that make humans such a successful species, such as personality, intelligence and language. Reflect on the big questions that new techniques in science are raising, and explore how your genetics and brain combine to create your unique identity.
Brains: The mind as matter
26th July 2013 - 4th January 2014
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
See details of the original exhibition, curated by the Wellcome Collection.
29 March – 22 December 2011
In 1886 Francis Galton commissioned Flinders Petrie to take photographs of different ‘racial types’ that were present in or enemies of Ancient Egyptian civilization. This was part of Galton’s project of skull measurements and research into racial difference and the start of a lifelong friendship between Galton and Petrie.
All the panels for the Typecast: Flinders Petrie and Francis Galton exhibition are now downloadable from petriemuseum.com. Each blog post gives additional information, research and audience reactions to the exhibition.
An exhibition of material from UCL Library Services Special Collections, with additional items on loan from UCL Museums & Collections.
This exhibition in the Main
Library was part of a Galton Centenary programme taking place at UCL to
mark the anniversary of Sir Francis Galton's death in January 1911.
Deposited at UCL by his executors, Special Collections holds papers and
correspondence relating to Galton's personal history, family and
scientific work, while Museums & Collections holds his scientific
instruments and other personal memorabilia.
The UCL Library 'Exhibitions' website also includes two video podcasts featuring researchers talking about Galton.