Welcome to the latest news and events from across the
Museums & Collections at UCL Culture!
New exhibition in the Octagon
We’re launching our latest groundbreaking exhibition What Does It Mean To Be Human? Curating Heads. On display for the first time in approximately fifty years, will be the head of philosopher Jeremy Bentham who died in 1832 leaving his body to UCL.
Combining scientific expertise with poignant philosophical and ethical debate we’ll be pondering the meaning of human existence and the role of the body after death. Read more at UCL Culture website.
The Octagon is located at UCL, in the heart of the Wilkins Building.
Grant Museum of Zoology
The Museum of Ordinary Animals
The Museum of Ordinary Animals tells the story of the boring beasts that have changed our world.Dogs, pigeons, cats, cows, chickens and mice - we tend to take these animals for granted. These often overlooked creatures have had a profound impact on humanity and the natural world. In this free exhibition, we’ll be investigating where they came from, and the extraordinary things we have learned from them.
UCL Art Museum
The composition has been reversed
Our 9th annual UCL Art Museum/Slade collaboration explores the traces that we leave on our environment. What do we value and what do we dispose of? Ranging from mining to cataloguing, scavenging and collecting Slade artists Sonya Derviz, Cyrus Hung, Eloise Lawson, Amanda Rice and Grace Richardson explore the processes by which we conserve certain things for posterity and dispose of others.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One