Viewing the Collection
We apologise for the inconvenience but we currently do not have sufficient staff available to deal with image, research and loan requests or visits to the collection. The Curator has recently left the post and the collection is in the process of being packed into storage for an anticipated move to a new location.
Watch this space for information when the Galton Collection will again be open to visits, loans, image and research enquiries.
If you would like to view some of the Galton Collection or are interested in some further information related to the collection you may with to visit two current exhibitions at UCL:
TYPECAST: FLINDERS PETRIE AND FRANCIS GALTON
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.
This exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks and discussions. Please refer to the web-site for detailed information
AN ENQUIRING MIND: FRANCIS GALTON 1822-1911
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 is 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.
Please refer to the web-site for detailed information