Journal Article

  • Order from chaos: The new Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London
    Ashby, J.
    NatSCA News, Issue 21, pages 89 - 93

    The Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London relocated at short notice over an eight month period, reopening in a new larger venue in March 2011. Whilst describing the relocation process, here I discuss the benefits of installing a gallery without planning displays in advance, a process which occurred in this instance due to time pressures. The new Grant Museum employs cutting edge technology on iPads to engage visitors in conversations about science in society and how museums should operate. We are also providing services to support academic staff to meet their funders’ public engagement agendas through cocurated installations based on their current research.