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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.

Specimen of the Week 209: Mammoth tusk

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:30:52 +0000

This week’s Specimen of the Week is one of the first objects to be seen upon entering the Museum. Majestically, it sits just behind the front desk cradled in a graceful arc of perfect balance and symmetry. It is the largest fossil in the Grant Museum’s collection and although incomplete, measures over 1.7m in length.  […]


All hands on deck: the Petrie team welcome term

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:47:00 +0000

The rhythm of life in a University museum like the Petrie is set by the academic year. As of 28 September, with the return of large numbers of students, the tempo shifted up a notch. Several notches in fact. Needless to say it is all hands on deck. As curator I’ve spent much of the […]


Fun with Minerals

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:20:51 +0000

This is a guest post by Nadine Gabriel, a UCL student and volunteer with UCL Museums. All photos by the author. Hello there, I’m Nadine Gabriel and I’ve been working with the UCL Geology Collections for just over a year. Towards the end of the summer holidays, I was given the chance to audit the […]


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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