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As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum exhibition Testing Ground takes place from 29 September 2021 - 12 December 2022. This will include a time map that aims to bring together and celebrate events and individuals that have contributed to the Slade’s reputation as an important and significant art institution. 

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Testing Ground Poster
Testing Ground Poster, 2021

Under the title, ThanksToEveryoneForEverything, the map will include pedagogic initiatives, historic events, the development of the Slade building and a roll call of all those who have either studied and/or worked at the Slade since 1871 that are held in UCL and Slade records.

The show also includes experimental test prints and plates, collaboratively made by students and staff exploring print processes over recent years in the Slade’s printmaking workshops.


Wilkins Building
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Free. Open Wed - Fri 1-5pm

ThanksToEveryoneForEverything (opt-out)

If you do not wish your name to be included please let the Slade know by emailing Rebecca Loweth at


With production and financial support from UCL Culture curatorial, collections and exhibitions teams.

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See the UCL Art Museum website for further information about Testing Ground.