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Researchers in Museums


Engaging the public with research & collections


Materials & Objects

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Thursday 18th May, 2017, UCL Art Museum, 2-4pm

From Neanderthals to studying illegal objects and from building brains to medieval manuscripts come along and learn about exciting research happening across UCL. Join our enthusiastic PhD students for a series of short talks centred on the materials and objects behind their interdisciplinary research. The event will conclude with tea and refreshments where attendees will be given an opportunity to meet the researchers and discuss their work.

Check out our poster for the event!

This event is FREE but online booking is suggested via:



14:00 Introduction

14:05 Marvelling at Medieval Manuscripts

Arendse Lund

14:20 Paper Technologies: 18th century notebooks and diaries

Hannah Wills

14:35 Invisible Boxes: Shaping the materials of archives and collections

Kyle Lee-Crossett

14:50 Studying Illegal Objects

Cerys Bradley

15:05 How to Build a Brain in the Lab

Citlali Helenes González

15:20 Shopping Around in the Ice Age: Where did Neanderthals get their stuff!?

Josie Mills

15:35 Standing on One Foot: How bone reacts to activity

Stacy Hackner

15:50 Closing discussion and questions, followed by refreshments


For enquiries contact our team coordinator Arendse Lund (arendse.lund.15@ucl.ac.uk)