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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.

Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: May 2015

Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:36 +0000

It’s only taken a total of 30 months of monthly underwhelming fossil fish, but the series has finally received the overdue recognition that it deserves. The series, which stops to take a look at the less sexy, less interesting and generally underwhelming fish fossils that every natural history museum has in its stores, has been […]

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Re-Launch of UCL Art Museum HQ

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:02:35 +0000

It’s been an exciting few months for UCL Art Museum’s HQ with the completion of reburbishment work and the opening of our Re-Launch summer exhibition. Our main space may sit on a footprint that is just short of that of half a tennis court but for a space so small we have big ambitions and […]

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Finding meaning in the Thermionic valve

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:30:48 +0000

This guest blog has been written by Kelsey Svaren, a placement student who has been working with us over the past few months.¬† Hi, my name is Kelsey and I am current MA Museum Studies student here at UCL. As part of my program, I am required to undergo a placement where I work on […]

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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