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14:30 17 May - 19:00 18 May 2012

Activating Stilled Lives. The Aesthetics and Politics of Specimens on Display


UCL JZ Young Lecture Theatre (link Map)
Anatomy Building, Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The past 20 years saw an explosion of exhibitions fathoming the relations between art and science. This 2 day conference will address the challenges institutions face when dealing with formerly living entities and consider the aesthetics/politics of their display; the use of specimens in temporary exhibitions, museums or university collections; and the role curators, art and artists. This event involves historians of science, art historians, anthropologists, artists and curators such as Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, John MacKenzie, Nélia Dias, Christine Borland, and Claude Anthénaise.

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 2.30 pm - 7 pm UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street

Friday, 18 May 10 am – 7 pm UCL, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, South Wing


Pandora Syperek
+44 (0) 20 3108 4019 | pandora.syperek.09@ucl.ac.uk


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