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Museums and collections have a singular power to spark dialogue and debate, breathe life into learning and trigger new ways of thinking. UCL's outstanding collections play an unparalleled role in the university's ethos of opening up and transforming education.

Agriculture and War : Seeds and Death -what does it all mean ?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:23:44 +0000

In our continuing series to document the process behind next year’s exhibition in the Octagon, Mark Peter Wright and Helena Hunter  were chosen to work with curators and academic researchers from UCL on this new exhibition led by Helen Pike, Public Programmer at The Petrie Museum. Mark is an artist and researcher working across sound, […]


Specimen of the week 215: the sparrowhawk taxidermy

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:32:32 +0000

Hello zoo-fans. Will Richard here, throwing words at the page to bring you this specimen of the week. And what a specimen I’ve chosen. Graceful, elegant, deadly and now stuffed. Slightly wonkily. Case 17’s finest… **the sparrowhawk taxidermy** 1) Sparrow(and lots of other birds)hawks The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is found throughout the temperate and […]


Some More Favourite PanoptiCam Views

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:15:06 +0000

My last ‘Favourite PanoptiCam Views‘ blog post was way back in June, so an update is long overdue. Summer is usually a quiet time for the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham. There are less staff and students around and, although he does receive a regular stream of visitors, summer is often a time to pause and […]


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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