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Specimen of the Week 208 (Four years!): The four-eyed opossum

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:30:21 +0000

As those of you who can divide 208 by four – or have read this post’s title – will have realised, four years ago this week Specimen of the Week was born. The main aim of this series is to shed light on parts of the collection that you might not spot among the thousands […]


Spotlight on the Slade – October update

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:13:16 +0000

Blog post by Helen Downes, Paul Mellon Centre Research Curator, UCL Art Museum UCL Art Museum’s Spotlight on the Slade project is well underway with the first phase of the project: Full cataloguing of the collection of some 1,700 drawings.  Dating from the 1890s to the present day, this collection of largely prize-winning drawings offers […]


Glass Delusions opens today

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:30:02 +0000

Glass Delusions is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum featuring works by the Museum’s Artist in Residence, Eleanor Morgan. Using prints, drawings, videos and objects Eleanor explores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. Over the past year, Eleanor has been drawing inspiration from our collection of glass sponges. These are intricately formed […]


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UCL Special Collections

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