Exhibition

Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire

19 Sep 2019 – 7 Mar 2020

Regular hours

Thursday
13:00 – 17:00
Friday
13:00 – 17:00
Saturday
13:00 – 17:00
Monday
13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
13:00 – 17:00

Grant Museum

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Euston Sq., Euston, Goodge St., Warren St
  • Euston Station

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Once you’ve seen how Empire shaped the Grant Museum collection, you’ll never look at natural history museums in the same way again.

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When the practice of collecting animals for science was at its height, so was the British Empire. This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum of Zoology to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?” 

Come and see how historical teaching and research at UCL fits into the bigger picture of the history of science and imperial collecting in Britain and beyond. What part did UCL play in the international trade of living and dead animals? And how do colonial ways of working and thinking continue to affect the natural world today? 

Exhibition made possible through a Headley Fellowship with Art Fund.

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