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May 20

UCL Pathology Collection Opens on Royal Free Campus

Katie Konyn

in News

UCL Pathology Museum was launched at the Royal Free Hostpial Campus of the UCL Medical School and managed by UCL Museums & Collections. In addition to the new museum space, UCL Pathology Collections as a whole consists of teaching and historic collections

  • Along with an introductory display showcasing historic specimens from the Great Ormond Street Collection, the majority of the UCL Pathology Museum display consists of the Pathology Teaching Collection. Here, for the first time since their incorporation, the collections from those organisations which now form the UCL Medical School – the UCL, Royal Free, Middlesex and Whittington Hospital Medical Schools – have been combined and organised into a single system according to organ system. The displays include innovative colour-coded interpretation designed by LucienneRoberts+, graphic designers.

    UCL Pathology Museum operates office hours from 10am – 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time, and UCL staff and Medical School students are welcome to use the space for independent study during these times. Formal teaching sessions and research visits can be arranged outside of office hours by arrangement with Subhadra Das, the UCL Pathology Collections Curator (

    The launch of the new museum and laboratory spaces was the culmination of several years of work by Museums & Collections staff since the department took over the management of UCL Pathology Collections in 2009. Alongside these efforts to manage the space and collections more effectively, UCL Pathology Collections have also successfully applied for a Human Tissue Authority Display Licence. This Licence applies to the UCL Bloomsbury site presents exciting opportunities for a wider audience to engage with the collections. UCL Pathology Collections hope to make use of the Display Licence to maximum effect by including specimens in public exhibitions and museum displays and working with UCL staff to run public engagement and outreach events. Learn more about the work of UCL PACE.