Bringing the dead to life: how to display museum natural science

Natural science displays at Leeds City Museum
(c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:15


Room G22 LT, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

This day concentrates on the opportunities and pitfalls you might consider when mounting a museum exhibition. We hope to provide you with plenty of case studies and advice on how to successfully display collections.
Whilst the day has natural science collections in mind, it should be of use to anyone considering putting on an object display, whatever the theme.

The full programme for the day can be downloaded here.

  • Renovate! Innovate! Redisplaying zoological specimens at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. (Kelly Richards, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge)
  • The Lapworth Rocks (Jon Clatworthy, Lapworth Museum)
  • Make it beautiful! Publishing catalogues on a shoestring (Sophie Forgan, Captain Cook Memorial Museum)
  • Temporary exhibitions and audiences at the Natural History Museum, London (Raphael Chanay, Natural History Museum)
  • Taxing times? Modern taxidermy display practise (Ebony Andrews, Calderdale Museums)
  • Guide to great text (Jan Freedman, Plymouth Museums)
  • Access considerations in museums (Euan's Guide - the disabled access review website and app)
  • Corporate Partnerships: Developing mutually beneficial relationships (Nick Marsden, Science Museum Group)
  • Curation of living displays in a museum setting (Michelle Davis, Horniman Museum)
  • N.B. No catering is provided at this event but there are plenty of outlets nearby to purchase coffee and lunch.

    10am – 4.05pm (with optional tour of the Grant Museum of Zoology 4.30-5.15) 22nd September 2017
    Room G22 LT, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

    Member* £20
    Non-member** £40

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