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Is it ever acceptable for museums to lie?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:30:13 +0000

I ask this question to our Museum Studies Masters students every year, and last month put it to our new Bachelor of Arts and Sciences students. Despite the difference in the age, background and interests of these two groups, the reaction is the same – anger and horror. I am playing devil’s advocate in these [...]

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Pottery Project guest Blog: Pottery on the move.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:27:03 +0000

Guest blog by Margaret Serpico In our fifth in the series on different perspectives on Egyptian pottery Mararet Serpico, Curator of Virtual Resources at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, looks at the topic of transporting commodities. I never cease to be amazed by the lengths ancient Egyptians and their neighbours went to transport goods [...]

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Specimen of the Week: Week 131

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:30:50 +0000

I have some extremely sad news to share with you. After three years of loving every minute (not as much sarcasm as you’d think) of working at my beloved Grant Museum, I am moving up the ladder and on to another museum. This of course is super exciting news for the most part, but it [...]

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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