#ColeEx: A Twitter Exhibition of Twentieth-Century Natural History and Zoology at the Cole Museum of Zoology, UK, 19th-28th October

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

ColeEx

This upcoming exhibition is based on a collaborative mini-project between the University of Reading’s Museums and Special Collections (@UniRdg_SpecColl), the Cole Museum of Zoology (@ColeZoology), and the Centre for Collections-based Research. The project involved the creation of a pre-catalogue by PhD student Verity Burke, comprising documents spanning around 100 years of Cole Zoology departmental life, including letters between departmental staff and students who would go on to work with a range of institutions (including the Natural History Museum, UK), field trip photographs, course material and specimen catalogues.

The exhibition will run from Monday 19th to Wednesday 28th October 2015, with media tweets being released around 8.30am and 4.30pm GMT daily. You can follow along via the #ColeEx hashtag and the tweets will be sent by @VerityBurke_ – you don’t have to be a Twitter user to view the tweets, but will need to hold an account to…

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