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18:30 - 21:00 25 November 2015

The glass creatures of the ocean


G21 Ramsay Lecture Theatre | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Created in the 1800’s by the father and son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the glass models of invertebrates housed at the Grant Museum are a unique blend of art, science and craftsmanship. Join Natural History Museum Curator Miranda Lowe and scientific glassblower Stephen Ramsey as they explore the importance and use of these scientifically accurate and incredibly beautiful models. In a live glass-blowing demonstration we’ll uncover some of the glass making techniques used to create these intricate pieces of glass over 100 years ago.


Dean Veall
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk


UCL Grant Museum of Zoology