🚗 Open until January 2023, new South Cloisters display '175 Years of Mechanical Engineering at UCL' showcases advances in the field globally and at UCL. 💻
This two-part display celebrates mechanical engineering as a human endeavour. It reflects upon advancements that have revolutionised the modern world, as well as contributions from UCL’s own UCL Mechanical Engineering department at 175 years.
🌍 Curious about the Objects of the Misanthropocene exhibition (open now in the Octagon Gallery) and want to know more? 🎨
UCL Slade School of Fine Art Lunchtime Lecture on 16 November is from Dr Dean Sully UCL Institute of Archaeology, exploring the process behind the exhibition, and the tensions between the voices of the artist and the institution.
Dean Sully is Associate Professor in Conservation at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, where he coordinates the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums. He is a coordinator of the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) and the Curating the City Research Cluster, National Trust’s Conservation Advisor for Archaeological Artefacts, Emeritus Scientist-in-Residence at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, Conservator-in-Residence at the Material Museum, and Director of the Illegal Museum of Beyond.
📢 Our free Objects of the Misanthropocene events programme starts next week!📢
Using storytelling, objects & sound, 'Notes to Future Worlds from a Common Past' is at Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL for Being Human Festival, 7-8pm 15 Nov.
This interactive performance focuses on the human desires, fears and values accompanying breakthroughs throughout history. It asks: what kinds of values, knowledges, capabilities, fears and desires were created or lost during previous breakthroughs?
And which of these do we want to hold on to, redefine or transform as we enter, or live within, a future formed through climate crisis, agricultural disaster and emerging technologies?
🌍 This term's Objects of the Misanthropocene free events programme is now live! 🌍
🗣 15 November: Storytelling event at Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL for Being Human Festival
🗨 16 November: Slade School of Fine Art Lunchtime Lecture with Dr Dean Sully
✍️ 16 November: Invented Futures workshop for Being Human Festival
🎨 30 November: Artist Talk: Kimberly Selvaggi
More events to be announced.
Spaces for all are limited so we advise booking asap to avoid disappointment!
Read more and book now: bit.ly/3xRARyv
On Wednesday evening, catch a powerful performance Bloomsbury Theatre by The Laryngectomy Choir, including 'From Silence into Song' by Philip Clemo, featuring the voices of Japanese hibakujumoku, or Survivor Trees. 🌳
🎶 Presented by Shout at Cancer & IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society
🎫 Tickets £10/£6
🗣 Followed by Q&A
🗣 What’s it like to lose your voice box after throat cancer?
On Wednesday 26 October 7.30pm at Bloomsbury Theatre, Laryngectomy Choir gives a powerful performance of original pieces exploring how you can give back a voice that has been taken away.
Formed by IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, and laryngectomy charity Shout at Cancer, the Choir will also take part in an audience Q&A with Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Laryngology) and Shout at Cancer founder and director, Dr. Thomas Moors.
This event is part of the Performance Lab strand, where artists, researchers and students explore how live performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art.
As part of Black History Month, Students' Union UCL has taken this opportunity to showcase and highlight Black artistic talent with a free display in the South Cloisters: 'Students’ Union UCL celebrates Black History Month'.
The display aims to give visibility to some of the range of voices and experiences from across UCL.
Coming soon: ‘Objects of the Misanthropocene: Unearthing futures’.
Sent back in time from distant futures, the objects in our new free Octagon Gallery exhibition were unearthed from a remarkable crash site discovered during the construction of the UCL Student Centre in 2012.
What they reveal is set to revolutionise our understanding of the past, future and time itself.
It is with great sorrow that we hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. We extend our very deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this extremely difficult time.
🍂 Our autumn season is underway!
Free display 'Christian Art and Faith in the Ethiopian Empire' explores the early artistic heritage of Ethiopia through religious wall paintings.
Wall paintings in Ethiopian religious buildings reveal how Christian Ethiopians visualized and conceived sacred spaces, as well as how they engaged with local and non-local communities through art and other media.
Co-curated by conservators working for the Ethiopian Heritage Fund, UK-based scholars from Ethiopia and Eritrea, and members of the ITIESE project (UCL History of Art and Hamburg University).
📅 Open until 1 Nov
📍 North Cloisters, Wilkins Building
🎨 Led by UCL History of Art
🔬 Are you passionate about pathology and science collections? Do you have a flair for engaging diverse audiences and making collections inclusive?
We're looking for a Curator (Collections - Science) to work with our human pathology specimens & science apparatus and prototypes.
The Pathology Museum collection, containing nearly 6000 human pathology specimens, is an important and irreplaceable collection with clinical and research significance. It contains specimens from several London teaching hospitals such as the Middlesex Medical School, the Royal Free Hospital and the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
UCL Science Collections reflect the university’s history of pioneering research and innovation in scientific advancement with objects including Nobel Prize-winning experimental apparatus, prototypes and historical teaching aids across the fields of physiology, electrical engineering, medical physics and eugenics.
These collections are an essential resource for our work enabling staff and students at UCL to critically reflect on our collective past, which we believe is crucial to our continuing scientific work in the present and future.
Three students from University College London take on their dons in the upbeat quiz.
Our friends at The Bloomsbury Theatre are hiring! 🎭🎤
Do you have a good grounding as a technician working in a commercial theatre? Are you happy setting up and operating lighting or sound desks on shows and events, with good basic knowledge of theatre technical equipment?
You might be the Bloomsbury's newest Theatre Technician, providing technical support to Theatre/Studio users on both commercial and student productions.
UCL has come second in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) announced today. Find out why 93% of our research was graded ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’: https://bit.ly/UCLREF2021
Speakers now announced for Wednesday's free virtual Private View of Slade 150 exhibitions Testing Ground and Past, Present, Future with Knowledge Quarter. 🎨🖌🖼
Join Dr Nina Pearlman, Head of UCL Art Collections, and Slade School of Fine Art artists Abi Ola, Lícia Santos and Korallia Stergides for an exclusive online guide to the two shows on Wednesday 9 March, 3-4pm.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to open its call for creative practitioners to become one of our Creative Fellows for 2022.
Join us on Monday for - a four-week, community-led climate action programme to make !
From an international climate ‘hack’ competition, a sustainability fair and a clothes swap shop to Fairtrade pancakes and podcast episodes on fairer climate finance and fast fashion, there's something for everyone to get involved in.
We are UCL's world-class museums, galleries and theatres.
You’ll find most of our spaces in Bloomsbury in the heart of London. Nearly all our venues and activities are free and open to everyone.
In the university’s main building, UCL Art Museum cares for an important collection of sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings by artists past and present. Upstairs in the Flaxman Gallery you’ll find beautiful sculptures by artist John Flaxman under the university’s iconic dome.
Around the corner is the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, one of the greatest collections of ancient Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology in the world; and just across the road come and explore the animal kingdom at the Grant Museum of Zoology, one of the UK’s oldest natural history museums.
UCL is also where you can visit Jeremy Bentham’s famous auto-icon - the philosopher’s skeleton, wax head and clothes -on display in a wooden cabinet. Or book a ticket for the Bloomsbury Theatre for the best drama, live music, comedy and, of course, performances by the students and staff of UCL.
Further afield, the UCL Pathology Museum at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead is open for public events throughout the year.
You might find us us popping up with special events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the new UCL East campus is being built, too.
Call out for sound artists, poets and musicians – a unique opportunity to explore The Secret Life of Ponds! This new project from the Norfolk Ponds Project culminates in performances at the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL and 2023.
We had a chat with Ellen from UCL Culture, one of our UK customers! 🏛️
UCL Culture comprises a 500-seat theatre and some amazing galeries and museums, which they all manage with Yesplan.
Not only did our software improve their collaboration and accuracy, they also applaud our innovativeness! 👩💻
“The Yesplan team is always up for trying something new, which is very helpful. I know most companies would be like: “here are various templates, you must use the closest one to whatever you require”. But you are keen for developing something new.”
The project is the outcome of Tom's Concrete Canvas initiative, funded by a UCL Beacon Bursary. Designed by architect Mark Warren in collaboration with the D’Eynsford Tenant Management Organisation, estate residents, muralist LeSpleen and produced by Slade Lecturer Thomas Morgan Evans who is also a resident of the estate.
Home Court arial shot: Add Purpose
Through his UCL Beacon Bursary, Thomas funded 10 weekly four-hour sessions for children and young people from and around the D’Eynsford Estate in southeast London. They worked with artists in creating a public artwork on the basketball court, taking part in learning exercises inspired by the mural painting that is currently taking place and discussing its design. The project aimed to support and encourage community home learning and physical activity for local young people in response to the changes to day-to-day living caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This afternoon we have been busy installing "We are not alone:" .
Thanks to UCL and UCL Culture for helping us set up and loaning such unique items which help illustrate and explore the history of eugenics.
This mini exhibition, curated by Professor Marius Turda Oxford Brookes University, opens tomorrow and runs until 30 September!
Congratulations to members of the IOE community for winning UCL Culture grants for research projects that will give voice to victims of violence, Black and Minority Ethnic women and girls, refugees and others who are rarely heard in academia.
There's a lot of stuff we miss from our pre-lockdown days - like walking down to a museum and finding something fascinating. Well, good news - the Grant Museum of Zoology, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and UCL Art Museum have all reopened and are really interesting places to spend an afternoon!
Now available on YouTube 'Taking Care of Business: What is a Museum For?' with Subhadra Das from UCL Culture and Marenka Thompson-Odlum from Pitt Rivers Museum as part of the TAKING CARE Project https://bit.ly/3hOLcUv
Join us at 14.00 tomorrow afternoon for the next session in which Subhadra Das (UCL Culture) & Marenka Thompson-Odlum (Pitt Rivers Museum) discuss 'What is a Museum for?' More info & booking details at https://bit.ly/3o76ZYP
Be sure not to miss the Trellis Festival starting next week online, Monday 12 to Sunday 18 April 2021.
'Trellis: Public Art' is a programme of knowledge exchange between researchers and artists in the East End. UCL Culture
Book your place https://bit.ly/3cGbyFm
12.10.11 - Antoine Hénaut aux Pédas à l'UCL Culture Mons
12.10.11 - Antoine Hénaut à Midi en Scène à l'UCL Culture Mons
11.10.11 - Antoine Hénaut au Pavillon à l'UCL Culture Mons
Our list of artists to follow on Instagram this year is here! 💥
I have so missed my work at British Museum & UCL Culture Petrie Museum 🏛 The way of things during the is to have some great lectures for the conference & an online launch party 👩🏻💻 for the new entrance at 🏺Professor Irving Finkel was as as entertaining as ever ❤️ Miss you guys! ❤️