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Pottery Project Guest Blog: Pondering Petrie’s Broken Pots
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:13:23 +0000
Guest Blog by Grazia di Pietro In the second in our series of different perspectives on Egyptian pottery Dr Grazia di Pietro, UCL Marie Curie Research Fellow, looks at what we can learn from incomplete fragments of prehistoric pottery. For museum curators finding room in a gallery for exhibiting nice whole pots can be as [...]Read more...
Museum Training for the World
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:35:20 +0000
UCL is launching a new project with the British Council to help develop and teach new methods of Museum management. The Museum Training School opened this week and is aimed at mid-career professionals who are aspiring to be emerging leaders in the museum sector. During August, 4 courses will cover some Museum essentials: Building local, [...]Read more...
On the Origin of Our Specimens: The Minchin Years
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:30:24 +0000
‘The Twelve’ The collection of specimens, known since 1997 as the Grant Museum of Zoology, was started in 1827 by Robert E. Grant. Grant was the first professor of zoology at UCL when it opened, then called the University of London, and he stayed in post until his death in 1874. The collections have seen [...]Read more...
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