Exhibition: Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire

This exhibition CLOSED on Sat, 7th Mar 2020

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


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

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 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?


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Grant Museum of Zoology,

Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London,
WC1E 6DE

Map of Grant Museum of Zoology