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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.

Spectacular Revolution

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:48:07 +0000

Blog post for UCL Art Museum, Revolution under a King exhibition by Dr Susannah Walker, UCL Art History Department. Despite its Enlightenment origins, one of the French Revolution’s legacies is a rich strain of macabre imagery that has entered popular culture: Marie-Antoinette’s hair turning grey at the prospect of the guillotine. The assassinated radical journalist […]

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Specimen of the Week 241 – White-rumped ocean-runner

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:04:42 +0000

This Friday I have a specimen for you that I picked simply because I like it: This is the skeleton of a white-rumped ocean-runner (a literal translation of the scientific name Oceanodroma leucorhoa), but it’s more commonly known as: **Leach’s Storm Petrel** What’s in a name? As you may be aware, scientific names are meant to […]

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Skullpture at the Grant Museum opens today

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:33:43 +0000

For our newest exhibition – Skullpture at the Grant Museum – twelve sculpture students from UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art have been invited to develop works in response to the Museum’s collections, science and history. The new artworks – which relate to death and decay, extinction, cloning, and animal behaviour – have been placed […]

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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