Glucksman Gallery

The Learning Zoo: Artefacts from UCC's Zoology Museum

The Learning Zoo invites you to discover a selection of the fascinating objects and materials used in teaching and research at UCC.

The Learning Zoo invites you to discover a selection of the fascinating objects and materials used in teaching and research at UCC. Featuring a range of unusual artefacts, including stuffed animals, shells, eggs and skeletons, this exhibition includes a number of unique specimens collected and kept within the University's Zoology Museum. Queen's College Cork (now UCC) was established in 1845 and teaching began in October 1849. One of the first jobs of the newly formed college was to progress a museum of Natural History (Zoology, Botany, Geology). Past students and Cork exiles donated specimens from places as varied as New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. In its entirety the collection comprises approximately 20,000 rock, mineral and fossil specimens, and a similar number of geological maps, thin sections, photographic slides, offprints and books. Many of these are presented in the Museum’s present location off the Ted Neville Geological Laboratory on the Ground Floor of the Robert Kane (Science) Building.



Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Date:
Time: 10am - 5pm daily (2-5pm Sundays)
Location: Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Chris Clarke
4901844
http://www.glucksman.org/exhibitions.html

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