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What Does It Mean To Be Human? Curating Heads at UCL

Exhibition
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2nd Oct 2017 10:00 - 28th Feb 2018 19:00
The Octagon
Wilkins Building
UCL
Gower Street

For several decades, the preserved heads of Jeremy Bentham and Flinders Petrie – two intellectuals related to UCL – have been hidden from view. Following on from a project to extract their DNA, this exhibition asks: what does the scientific interrogation of our dead bodies tell us about how we think about ourselves?

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Curating Heads at UCL will be on display at The Octagon Gallery from 2 October - 1 March 2018

The exhibition space is FREE and open to all from 9am – 7pm daily.

For more information about The Octagon, visit The Octagon Gallery homepage.

The work to extract and sequence Bentham’s genome, which is central to this exhibition, was funded by UCL Grand Challenges.

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