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Specimen of the week 274: the Greenland shark gut

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:30:36 +0000

Hello computer-folks. Will Richard here, blogging again. And this time I’ve chosen a pretty amazing fish… or at least a bit of it. **the Greenland shark gut** The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is a big shark, comparable to the great white in size, native to the cold waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. […]

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This Spring at UCL Museums

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:30:24 +0000

Hello dear reader! Do you want to go behind the scenes at the Print Room at the Slade School of Fine Art? How about sitting in darkness surrounded by dead animals experiencing an audio cinema? Or maybe you fancy celebrating the trowel-blazing (see what I did there) women of archaeology?  Thought so! As luck would have […]

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The Top Ten Grant Museum Blogs of 2016

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:30:34 +0000

History will most likely look back on 2016 as a reasonably significant year – you don’t need reminding why. It’s probably fair to say that the activities of the Grant Museum will not feature highly in the list of major global events, but nevertheless we like to think we had a positive impact on 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