Subhadra Das

Tel: +44 (0) 207 679 2582
Department: UCL Culture - Collections, (including Pathology, & UCL Historical Science Collections)
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I am the curator, of UCL Collections. I facilitate teaching and research access to UCL Pathology Collections and UCL Historical Science Collections, including the Galton Collection.


I am one of a small team of collections management staff working with UCL Collections.

I have two MAs; one in Archaeology, the other in Museum Studies. I started working at UCL in 2005 as museum trainee at the Petrie Museum and have since worked at UCL Art Museum and on the Collections Review – a project to work out what we have and how well we take care of and use it. I went on to co-curate Disposal? – a consultative exhibition which asked the audience about what we should keep and what we should get rid of. I have been in my current role since 2012. I set up the UCL Pathology Collections in a new museum space and brought the Galton Collection to a wider range of audiences beyond social and historical sciences. I am now working towards greater public access to the Pathology Collections and more critical approaches to the history of science at UCL.  


My interests include the history of science and medicine at UCL, particularly the history of scientific racism, engaging non-specialists with social and historical science, theory and practice in collections management, particularly disposal and the use of humour in interpreting collections. 

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