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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.

Looking at Strange Creatures Seminar Day

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:20 +0000

Dean Veall here. Following on from the first blog in the series, Why do museums bother running events?, I’ thought I would work backward highlighting some of our events from the last year presenting them as case studies in an effort to better understand why we here at Team Grant bother running events. Many of our […]

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Specimen of the Week 199: Jar of…..

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:15:36 +0000

  Hello Specimen of the Week readers, Dean Veall here. The specimen I have chosen can be found immediately in front of you as you enter the Museum doors in Cabinet 12. This is not just one specimen but an assemblage of many individual specimens each with its own story to tell. The specimen in […]

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Social Constructs, Slade Coldstream prize 2015

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:27 +0000

She reads: “Where am I? Inside. Outside. Included. Excluded” Pause. Changing page. She continues: “ I, a mime student: an actor without words. I, a dancer: repeating movement by movement. Again and again” UCL Art Museum has been collecting prize winning student work from the Slade School of Fine Art from the 1870s to the […]

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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