Jeremy Bentham returns to UCL
Before travelling to the USA, Bentham’s body underwent significant conservation work.
UCL Culture conservators oversaw a full inspection of the auto-icon, stripping to his underwear for the first time in over 20 years, to check for any damage or pest infestation.
While the auto-icon was on display at the Met Breuer, the team have also been busy working on the wooden box, which is the home of the auto-icon in the university’s South Cloisters. New lighting has been fitted, tested and optimised in the wooden cabinet, so visitors can see Bentham in his best possible light.
See behind the scenes with our conservators here: