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Friday 11 November 2016

Cabinets of consequence

(until 29 May 17)

We often do not see the connection between technology and the natural world. Yet the Earth’s beauty and resources have not only inspired technological innovation, they are essential…


Drawing Futures - conference and book launch

(until 12 Nov 16)

Drawing Futures is an international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture. The two-day conference will bring together some of the world's leading…


Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare at UCL

(until 15 Dec 16)

This exhibition considers Shakespeare’s influence and our perennial fascination with the Bard. From the cause célèbre of William Ireland’s forgeries in the 1790s to the continuing…


Natural creativity: sex and trickery

(until 23 Dec 16)

Why is the natural world so colourful and varied? This exhibition of drawings by Clara Lacy looks at the myriad of shapes, sizes and behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in…


Technology is not Neutral

(until 8 Jan 17)

This touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and…


Two women on thin ice

(until 15 Dec 16)

Two women on thin ice: climate change science meets contemporary art. The exhibition by UCL Polar scientist Rachel Tilling and award-winning artist Zsuzsanna Ardó creates Arctic sights,…


Vault: David Blackmore, Kara Chin, Naomi Fitzsimmons

(until 16 Dec 16)

This exhibition and series of public events is the 7th annual invitation to students at the Slade School of Art to delve into UCL’s art collections and to create new works in response.…


Thursday 1 December 2016

UCL Doctoral School Research Images as Art Competition / Exhibition 2016

12:00  — 15:30

An exhibition of the best 100 images from the Doctoral School's Research as Art Compeition displayed in the South Cloisters. The Doctoral School invites you to come and see a wonderful…


Monday 9 January 2017

Legacy: an exhibition of prints, drawings and artist albums by Richard Cooper Jnr

(until 14 Mar 17)

Richard Cooper Jnr was a versatile and experimental artist, highly regarded by his contemporaries, yet no thorough study of his life and work exists. Our exhibition 'Legacy' addresses…

Art Collections

Thursday 12 January 2017

Haiti Earthquake 7th Anniversary: Fundraising Reception

18:00  — 22:00

The UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, the new UCL Humanitarian Institute and Thinking Development warmly invite you to a special fundraising reception on the 7th anniversary…

Haiti panel discussion

Tuesday 17 January 2017

One pot per day lunchtime talk

13:15  — 13:45

Join UCL Slade School of Fine Art graduate, artist Kate Keara Pelen to hear about exhibition, 'One pot per day'. For every day of 2015, Kate produced one soft, hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques.

Petrie Museum

Monday 30 January 2017

East Side Stories: Londoners in transition

(until 15 Dec 17)

East London has a long and fascinating history of regeneration and change. This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged…


On The Peak Of Darkness: From The Abyss To The Light

18:00  — 19:30

A series of weekly public readings, in English and Italian, of Dante's 'Divina Commedia' on Monday evenings: 30 January, 6, 13, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March. This series aims…


Tuesday 31 January 2017

Artefacts of excavation

(until 29 Apr 17)

Join us for a launch of a new exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations from Egypt between the 1880s and the 1980s.

Petrie Museum

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Pop-up exhibition: printing innovation at UCL

13:00  — 17:00

UCL Art Museum's volunteers have put together a pop-up exhibition of highlights from the collection with a focus on printing innovation at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. Brought…

Art Collections

Friday 3 February 2017

Among the Colours

(until 10 Mar 17)

An exhibition of two wall works exploring colour and surface, by Slade School of Fine Art staff Estelle Thompson, Acting Head of Graduate Painting, and Jo Volley, Deputy Director (Projects)…


Wednesday 1 March 2017

Higher education: changing global relations

09:00  — 17:00

The second annual conference of the Centre for Global Higher Education will explore the drivers and effects of changing global relations in higher education. The world and higher education…


Thursday 2 March 2017

Afterlives: Cabinets of Consequence: Octagon Salon #3

18:00  — 20:30

A special public event, a 'salon', to accompany Cabinets of Consequence, the current Octagon exhibition, will take place at UCL on 2 March. The salon will be staged as a series of…


Wednesday 8 March 2017

Exploring Gender Equality Through Sculpture

12:00  — 18:00

Almost 100 years after women won the vote, how close are we to achieving full gender equality? This hands-on making event is for everyone – come and imagine greater equality together.…


Thursday 9 March 2017

Celebration of critical realism at UCL

17:30  — 20:00

All are welcome to this special celebration of Critical Realism (CR) and the works of its originator, Professor Roy Bhaskar. The event will see the launch of new books on the subject…


Friday 10 March 2017

Space of Refuge: a spatial installation and symposium

18:00  — 20:00

Space of Refuge in a spatial installation which has emerged from Samar Maqusi's PhD fieldwork (UCL Bartlett Architecture), investigates the spatial production and evolution of Palestinian…


Wednesday 26 April 2017

New London Vernacular/Urban Qualities

14:00  — 18:30

One of the challenges of London's real-estate led urban development model is to build new urban places with good qualities within the current financial and institutional envelope; architects,…


Science Museum Late Event

18:30  — 22:00

This term MA Museum Studies students are in the process of creating an exhibition in cooperation with the Science Museum that shall be displayed at the Institute of Archaeology on the…


Monday 8 May 2017

UCL MA Museum Studies Exhibition: Sex and Symbolism

(until 27 Apr 18)

Visit the Institute of Archaeology for an exciting new exhibition on sex and symbolism! Organised by the MA Museum Studies students, this exhibition will use art, archaeology, and modern…


Tuesday 9 May 2017

The Object Habit

(until 3 Jun 17)

How do we value the objects we collect? ' The Object Habit' is an exhibition of new work by students from Central Saint Martin's responding to the Petrie Museum's collection of Egyptian…

Petrie Museum

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