UCL Museum Studies: Upcoming Exhibition

UCL Museum Studies: Upcoming Exhibition MA in Museum Studies students curating a new exhibition about UCL in World War One. /Follow us on Twitter @IoAExhibition14
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We are a team of twenty-nine students on the '13-'14 MA in Museum Studies at UCL developing a temporary exhibition in the Leventis Gallery on the ground floor of UCL's own Institute of Archaeology! Entitled “Voices of War: UCL in World War I”. The exhibition will present the diverse actions and stories of students at UCL during World War I and will be installed by May 2014. Through this exhibition, we aim to bridge the gap between “then” and “now” and invite current UCL students to form closer associations with the past by conveying how World War I affected the student population involved not only on the front line but also in art, science, and politics. Alongside the exhibition, a private launch party in the exhibition gallery and an evening event at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre based on the links between technology and warfare and the ethical issues they raise will be held in May.

Exciting news! We just received this GREAT review about our exhibition #ww1 #uclww1 #review #ucl
01/06/2014
Commemorating the First World War - Voices of War: UCL in World War I

Exciting news! We just received this GREAT review about our exhibition #ww1 #uclww1 #review #ucl

If you don’t already know it (and really by now you should), the 4th of August 2014 will mark the centenary of the First World War. An all-encompassing conflict, The Great War left almost no family...

New exhibition at the London Transport Museum exploring #WW1
28/05/2014
New Major Exhibition!

New exhibition at the London Transport Museum exploring #WW1

Goodbye Piccadilly explores how bus drivers took their buses to the Front, how women advanced into the workforce and how war came to the Capital

Don't forget! To take a look at the touch screen in the entrance of the Leventis Gallery, where you can explore 'attitud...
16/05/2014

Don't forget!

To take a look at the touch screen in the entrance of the Leventis Gallery, where you can explore 'attitudes to war' and 'object in focus' activity and find interactive content! #uclww1 #ucl #uclvoicesofwar #interactive #ww1

If you are going to see our exhibition, you might also like to attend UCL Lunch Hour Lectures mini-series marking the WW...
15/05/2014
Lunch hour lectures on tour

If you are going to see our exhibition, you might also like to attend UCL Lunch Hour Lectures mini-series marking the WW1 Centenary.

The lectures are free but BOOKING is essential! Follow the link!

During June 2014, UCL’s free, public, Lunch Hour Lectures will be uprooted from their usual residence at UCL and go on tour to the offices of The Guardian newspaper.This summer series of four Lunch Hour Lectures will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War and be introduced by Guardia…

Science Museum's Dana Centre Event - 7 May 2014.War and technology drive one another, and the results affect us all. Com...
15/05/2014

Science Museum's Dana Centre Event - 7 May 2014.

War and technology drive one another, and the results affect us all. Complete with an artist in residence and World War One trench songs, this thought-provoking evening will combine debate with artistic insight to explore the controversial relationship between war and innovation.

Can drones numb the emotional impact of taking a life? Can they ever be defended in moral terms? Debate the ethics of modern military combat.

From prosthetic limbs to the world's first hand-held calculator, experts from across London will be on hand to introduce us to some of the most unexpected products of war, many of which remain essential to us today.

Photography by Patricia Njovu

Science Museum's Dana Centre Event - 7 May 2014.

War and technology drive one another, and the results affect us all. Complete with an artist in residence and World War One trench songs, this thought-provoking evening will combine debate with artistic insight to explore the controversial relationship between war and innovation.

Can drones numb the emotional impact of taking a life? Can they ever be defended in moral terms? Debate the ethics of modern military combat.

From prosthetic limbs to the world's first hand-held calculator, experts from across London will be on hand to introduce us to some of the most unexpected products of war, many of which remain essential to us today.

Photography by Patricia Njovu

The project is done and the exhibition is NOW open! For us is time to move on! Thank you to all the people who supported...
12/05/2014

The project is done and the exhibition is NOW open!

For us is time to move on! Thank you to all the people who supported us in this journey of collaborative work. It has been certainly an enriching experience for all, and of course we must say it out loud: Thank you to the exhibition project team that with 100% commitment made this project possible:

What a great reception! Thanks to everyone that joined us for our private view opening for 'Voices of War: UCL in World ...
10/05/2014

What a great reception! Thanks to everyone that joined us for our private view opening for 'Voices of War: UCL in World War I'.

The exhibition is now ON until April 2015! Don't miss out and come to explore the lives and involvement of a conscientious objector, a conflicted scientist, two young archaeologists in love, a poet, an artist-surgeon, and a woman's rights activist during #ww1. #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar

TONIGHT! Getting ready for the Private View to say thank you to everyone who helped with our exhibition! Wine, cheese an...
09/05/2014

TONIGHT!

Getting ready for the Private View to say thank you to everyone who helped with our exhibition! Wine, cheese and olives!

Thanks to everyone that joined us yesterday at the 'War Transformed?' event in the Science Museum's Dana Centre. It was ...
08/05/2014

Thanks to everyone that joined us yesterday at the 'War Transformed?' event in the Science Museum's Dana Centre. It was truly a successful evening and we hoped you enjoyed the object handling and talks with the curators, the debate on war & technology, the 'live' art work from @Katie Nairne and the music performance finale!

Great blog post about Marie Stopes a scientist and activist featuring in our exhibition! #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar #m...
08/05/2014
War, Love and Coal: New Exhibition from UCL Museum Studies Students | UCL UCL Museums &...

Great blog post about Marie Stopes a scientist and activist featuring in our exhibition! #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar #mariestopes #curating

Every year Museum Studies Masters students have to create an exhibition as part of their course. This is a guest post by Maya Makker and Sarah McKeon two of the curators of this year’s exhibition Voices of War: UCL in World War One opening in the Institute of Archaeology.

EVENT TODAY!The use of military Drones in contemporary wars is one of the subjects to be discuss tonight in The Dana Cen...
07/05/2014
Who’s making the case for — and against — military drones? | ideas.ted.com

EVENT TODAY!

The use of military Drones in contemporary wars is one of the subjects to be discuss tonight in The Dana Centre - Science Museum. Here is an interesting link to get ready for tonight's debate #warfare #danacentre #drones

Drones have a lot of people (and entire countries) hot under the collar. Here's a look at what you need to know about this type of warfare

Have you booked yet? Tomorrow is another big day! Our event "War Transformed?" is happening at 7pm in the Science Museum...
06/05/2014

Have you booked yet?

Tomorrow is another big day! Our event "War Transformed?" is happening at 7pm in the Science Museum Dana Centre! and guess what? It's FREE! you only need to pre-book.

Come and join us to ask the essential questions around war, invention and humanity itself. There will be object handling, debates, poetry, drinks and more.

Want to attend? Follow the link: http://goo.gl/B1p4D3

InvitationIn August 1914, the world was plunged into conflict. In the following four years the First World War had an im...
04/05/2014

Invitation

In August 1914, the world was plunged into conflict. In the following four years the First World War had an impact in men and women of all ages. The students and staff of University College London had many different experiences of these years - some of which are explored in Voices of War: UCL in World War I. Come and hear their stories!
We hope you can visit and enjoy the exhibition that is the product of 4 months collaborative work and creative process between 29 MA in Museum Studies students.

See attached invitation #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar #curating #exhiitionopen

Look what we found on the way out from yesterday opening day! Someone got inspired! #ucl #uclww1 #exhibitionopen #curati...
03/05/2014

Look what we found on the way out from yesterday opening day! Someone got inspired! #ucl #uclww1 #exhibitionopen #curating

02/05/2014
Attitudes to War

Take a look at the 'Voices of War' photo project made by the Digital Resources team exploring 'Atittudes to war', now displayed in the touch screen in the exhibition gallery. Would you volunteer to go to war?

The time has come for our last day! 1 day to go. And because we don't want to spoil the fun-surprise, here are some 'sne...
01/05/2014

The time has come for our last day! 1 day to go.

And because we don't want to spoil the fun-surprise, here are some 'sneak peek' of the exhibition one day before its BIG opening! #ucl #uclww1 #opening

Timeline Photos
01/05/2014

Timeline Photos

2 days to go! Here are some photos of the digital team working on the project 'Attitudes to war' in which people respond...
30/04/2014

2 days to go! Here are some photos of the digital team working on the project 'Attitudes to war' in which people responded to the question "Would you volunteer to go to war?". Look for their answers on the touch screen in the gallery!

Still don't know where and when?! Follow the link to UCL Events find where is the exhibition and when can you COME to se...
30/04/2014

Still don't know where and when?!

Follow the link to UCL Events find where is the exhibition and when can you COME to see 'Voices of War: UCL in World War I' : http://goo.gl/zYXj7T

Opening this Friday May 2! #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar #exhibitionopening

Timeline Photos
28/04/2014

Timeline Photos

Ready for some videos? The Digital Resources team met three contemporary voices whilst researching for 'Voices of War'. ...
28/04/2014
Videos

Ready for some videos? The Digital Resources team met three contemporary voices whilst researching for 'Voices of War'.

Listen to "Conversations With…" short interviews and find new animated information about #ucl and #ww1

"Conversations With…" are short interviews featuring three contemporary voices we’ve met whilst researching for Voices of War: UCL in World War I. Part 1: MORTIMER WHEELER In this first installment we...

Wow! Our exhibition was mentioned in 'The Times' and in the 'Daily Mail' in an article featuring the work of Sir Mortime...
27/04/2014
British archeologist single-handedly saved Roman ruins from soldiers

Wow! Our exhibition was mentioned in 'The Times' and in the 'Daily Mail' in an article featuring the work of Sir Mortimer Wheeler inviting the readers to come to see our #ww1 exhibition! #ucl #uclww1 #thetimes #dailymail

Here are the links:
'Daily Mail': http://goo.gl/SaK3yA
'The Times' (you need subscription to read): http://goo.gl/Pqjyte

Mortimer Wheeler, an archaeologist and TV personality, ordered military police to be stationed around Roman ruins in Libya during 1942 after witnessing Australian troops tipping stone pillars over.

Check this out! "Voices of War" is part of UCL Festival of Arts! #ucl
26/04/2014
UCL Festival of Arts!

Check this out! "Voices of War" is part of UCL Festival of Arts! #ucl

The exhibition will focus on seven UCL students from the arts, politics, science, archaeology, protest and poetry and illustrate their diverse experiences from 1914-1918. Voices of War will convey their personal opinions and attitudes towards the war and their interactions with, or against, the war effort. Open daily throughout the Festival Week.

Take a look to the installation process of the exhibition!The Collection and Design team have been curating from early h...
25/04/2014

Take a look to the installation process of the exhibition!

The Collection and Design team have been curating from early hours until night: designing the display, mounting, and installing labels and object.

/Photography by Patricia Njovu

Take a look to the installation process of the exhibition!

The Collection and Design team have been curating from early hours until night: designing the display, mounting, and installing labels and object.

/Photography by Patricia Njovu

Posters are UP! We invite you to come to our #exhibition -opening next week #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar
25/04/2014

Posters are UP! We invite you to come to our #exhibition -opening next week #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar

The countdown continues: 7 days to go!Stay tuned for our last week as things get extreme before our #exhibition OPENING!...
25/04/2014

The countdown continues: 7 days to go!

Stay tuned for our last week as things get extreme before our #exhibition OPENING! #ucl #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar

24/04/2014
Patricia

Check this out!

Our Collections Managers & Design Team have been working over time to prep the cases for objects!

Yesterday we had our LAST panel meeting! It's time to say "good-bye" to the long and exhausting debates and get ready fo...
24/04/2014

Yesterday we had our LAST panel meeting! It's time to say "good-bye" to the long and exhausting debates and get ready for the final result...

Many thanks to Theano Moussouri, Pippa Hough and Ian Carroll (our clients) for their feedback and support #uclww1 #ucl #exhibition #voicesofwar

Installation going on! #exhibition  #installation #uclww1 #voicesofwar
23/04/2014

Installation going on! #exhibition #installation #uclww1 #voicesofwar

Installation begins! Getting excited about the light boxes.
23/04/2014

Installation begins! Getting excited about the light boxes.

Fresh news! The official UK's cultural programme 14-18 NOW is organising a nationwide 'lights out' to commemorate #WW1. ...
22/04/2014
Lights to go out for World War One

Fresh news! The official UK's cultural programme 14-18 NOW is organising a nationwide 'lights out' to commemorate #WW1. On August 4th each household across the UK will be ask to turn their lights out. What do you think of this commemoration?

A mass public Lights Out and a Late Night Prom lead the line-up for 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme accompanying World War One commemorations.

We are very excited as we reach the final countdown for the BIG opening DAY! Stay tuned for these last days of work whic...
21/04/2014

We are very excited as we reach the final countdown for the BIG opening DAY!

Stay tuned for these last days of work which many things will get done and little details might drive us crazy, as the opening of our #exhibition on Friday May 2nd gets closer! #uclww1 #uclvoicesofwar #ww1

Victor Horsley was a pioneering neurosurgeon who studied medicine at UCL and dedicated part of his medical research exam...
19/04/2014

Victor Horsley was a pioneering neurosurgeon who studied medicine at UCL and dedicated part of his medical research examining the effects of bullet wounds on the brain. When World War I broke out he requested active duty and served as a surgeon in France, Egypt and Mesopotamia campaigning to improve conditions for wounded soldiers. Look out for his story and medical involvement in #ww1 in our #exhibition! #uclww1

This week was all about de-installation. The Collection team had lots of work packing each artefact, and putting panels ...
18/04/2014

This week was all about de-installation.

The Collection team had lots of work packing each artefact, and putting panels and labels out.

Thanks to Gideon Agyare, Alkisti Ef & Melissa Collins for making the display cases look neat & ready for our exhibition!

Here are some behind the scene photos of how they did it.

/Photography by Rayén Gutiérrez

This week was all about de-installation.

The Collection team had lots of work packing each artefact, and putting panels and labels out.

Thanks to Gideon Agyare, Alkisti Ef & Melissa Collins for making the display cases look neat & ready for our exhibition!

Here are some behind the scene photos of how they did it.

/Photography by Rayén Gutiérrez

Special Friday edition: Animals at War! Amazing photos from those furry-fuzzy animals who became close companions & stra...
18/04/2014
15 Animals that Went to War

Special Friday edition: Animals at War! Amazing photos from those furry-fuzzy animals who became close companions & strategic helpers serving alongside with the troops during #ww1. Take a look! #uclww1

Over 16 million animals served in the First World War. They were used for transport, communication and companionship. In 1914, both sides had large cavalry forces. Horse and camel-mounted troops were used in the desert campaigns throughout the war, but on the Western Front, new weapons like the mach...

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Open/ 2 May 2014 - April 2015 Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Contact/ E-mail: [email protected]

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