Institute of Archaeology


Objects of the Misanthropocene: Unearthing futures

26 September 2022–10 February 2023, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Objects of the Misanthropocene Exhibition (UCL Culture)

A new exhibition, curated by staff from the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Slade School of Fine Art, is on display in the Octagon Gallery at UCL until 10 February 2023.

This event is free.

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Dean Sully

‘Objects of the Misanthropocene: Unearthing futures’ is the latest output of the ‘Objects of the Misanthropocene’ project, which was initiated in 2019 and continues to evolve through a series of co-produced events hosted by the Illegal Museum of Beyond.

The exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is co-curated by Jo Volley and Dean Sully with UCL Museums and Cultural Programmes.

The Octagon Gallery Exhibition, which runs from 26 September 2022 -10 February 2023 (apart from the Christmas and New Year period when UCL is closed) is a collaboration between the Slade and the Institute of Archaeology that contains newly created artworks from UCL staff and students.

An exhibition launch event will take place on Wednesday 12 October (4-5.30pm). Read more and book your free space to the launch event.

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