Hello! I’m the new Grant Museum Curator
By ucwepwv, on 6 November 2015
My name is Paolo Viscardi and I’m the new Curator of the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL.
I have a background in biomechanics and comparative anatomy, with a particular fondness for bones, which I’ve been writing about since July 2009 on my personal blog Zygoma. In my spare time I am Chair of the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) and I run the science communication event Science in the Pub (or PubSci for short). My passion for communicating science also keeps me busy giving talks and getting involved in all sorts of events and performances, from immersive theatre to providing a scientist’s response to art.
Before coming to the Grant I was the Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, where I had a great time, despite being mildly tortured in the line of duty during my stint as the Extreme Curator. However, the amazing collections and dynamic team at the Grant lured me away and now I have a new and exciting challenge, with even more opportunities to help bring natural science collections to life for students and the public. I can’t wait!