Knowledge Quarter staff and friends are welcome to join our private breakfast view of Displays of Power at UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology. Enjoy privileged out-of-hours access to the exhibition in the company of lovely, like-minded individuals living and working in the Knowledge Quarter.
Once you’ve seen how Empire shaped the Grant Museum collection, you’ll never look at natural history museums in the same way again.
When the practice of collecting animals for science was at its height, so was the British Empire. This exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”