Exhibition: Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire

This exhibition runs from Thu, 19th Sep 2019 to Sat, 7th Mar 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

19th Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)  <– Today
20th Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)
21st Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)
23rd Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)
24th Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)
25th Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)
26th Sep 2019  
(1pm - 5pm)

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.


Grant Museum of Zoology,

Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London,

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