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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.

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 […]


Specimen of the Week 208 (Four years!): The four-eyed opossum

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:30:21 +0000

As those of you who can divide 208 by four – or have read this post’s title – will have realised, four years ago this week Specimen of the Week was born. The main aim of this series is to shed light on parts of the collection that you might not spot among the thousands […]


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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