Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UCL Culture Museums - September 2017 - what's on in our museums and beyond

Welcome to the latest news and events from across the 
Museums & Collections at UCL Culture!
New exhibition in the Octagon
2 October 2017 - 28 February 2018

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.
Jeremy Bentham, Van de Weyer Mourning Ring
Grant Museum, Ordinary Animals
Grant Museum of Zoology
The Museum of Ordinary Animals
21 Sept - 21 Dec 2017
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.
Find out more through the UCL Culture website.
UCL Art Museum
The composition has been reversed
26 Sept - 10 Dec 2017

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.
Find out more through the UCL Culture website.
UCL Art Museum, Cyrus Hung

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One
Last chance to see - until 30 Sep 2017

The Petrie opened a brand new exhibition this week looking at the profound impact the First World War had in and on the Middle East, the repercussions of which are still felt today. This exhibition touches on the significant, and often emotive, events and issues that took place.  

Find out more through the UCL Culture website.

The results of a Zeppelin attack in London
© licensed for non-commercial use by Imperial War Museum 
18-22 Oct 2017

Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, sciences, literature, performance, discussion and reflection, each October the Festival shines a light on the radical imaginations, institutions, and 11,000 residents that shape contemporary Bloomsbury. UCL Culture will be leading the UCL hub in and around campus spaces on Gower Street on 21 October.
For more visit the UCL Culture website.