Exhibitions in the Octagon Gallery

The Octagon Gallery, on the ground floor of the Wilkins Building, directly under the dome, provides a prominent new space for changing exhibitions highlighting UCL’s current research in a creative and visually stunning way, and showcasing UCL’s rich collections. From 2013, exhibitions in the gallery will be chosen through twice yearly competitions. Each exhibition will run for six months.

Current Exhibition


An exhibition curated by Claire Dwyer (Geography), Margot Finn (History), Stefanie Van Gemert (Dutch), Kate Smith (History) and Ulrich Tiedau (Dutch) Collections, like Universities, are factories of knowledge. Institutionally, they often appear to be rooted in place, but spatially and intellectually, they exist in constant and dynamic motion. In this exhibition, we ask you to consider the tensions between stasis and movement in UCL and its collections. Why, where and how were UCL's collections formed, preserved and curated? Why and how have they moved across space and over time?

End Date: 12th June 2014

Opening Hours: 6am-9pm

Admission: Free

Age: Any

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Previous Exhibitions

Model Translations

Digital Frontiers