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Specimen of the Week: Week 185

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:20:01 +0000

This week I’m honouring a mammal that we can link to two significant factors in my life recently. First, it’s an Australian hopping marsupial, as are kangaroos. Our current Strange Creatures exhibition centres around Europe’s first painting of a roo – by George Stubbs. Secondly, I’ve been in Australia for the last few weeks doing […]

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Specimen of the Week: 184

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:30:53 +0000

Hello dear Grant Museum blog followers, Dean Veall here again bringing you Specimen of the Week 184. This week’s specimen of the week is the result of a recent rummage through the drawers of the collection. Through my contributions for the series I have often gone in search of a specimen that doesn’t get to […]

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What kind of animal is a Yoshi?

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:58 +0000

Our current exhibition Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals¬†features images, specimens and objects all related to how animals are represented through time. The exhibition is centered around George Stubbs’ painting of a kangaroo, an iconic image despite the fact that he never saw a kangaroo first hand. From dodgy taxidermy, dinosaur toys, glass models […]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK