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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.

The world’s rarest skeleton rides again… on four legs

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:30:01 +0000

Using cutting-edge technology, the world’s rarest skeleton – a South African extinct zebra called a quagga – has regained its missing hind limb. After a brilliant year of fundraising and conservation work, we are nearing the end of a major project to restore 39 of our largest and most significant skeletons to their former glory. […]

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Specimen of the Week 198: Ammonite-ee-hee*

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:21:04 +0000

In both sad and happy news, I’m off to pastures new at the end of August, leaving the Grant Museum after what will be ten years and off to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Although that’s still a while away yet, the schedule for the specimen of the week writing mean that this […]

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JA Fleming – Discoveries From The Archive.

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:45:27 +0000

This guest blog has been written by Kelsey Svaren, a placement student who has been working with us over the past few months.  A few weeks ago I spent some time in UCL Special Collections working my way through the 24 boxes of material that John Ambrose Fleming left to UCL. I was able to […]

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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