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Archives and Special Collections host regular free exhibitions in the Weston Room at the Maughan Library and at the Strand campus, open to both King's staff and students and the wider public.

Weston Room exhibition caseThe material exhibited gives an indication of the breadth and depth of our collections.

Recent exhibitions have seen material exhibited on topics related to World War One, Byron and politics, Book illustration and the Battle of Waterloo.

When these exhibitions are taken down, we often digitise them to create online exhibitions.

Current Maughan Library exhibition

From Monday 30 January until Saturday 20 May we are exhibiting material in the Weston Room on the theme of 'Revolution', to mark 100 years since the tumultuous events of the 1917 Russian Revolutions.

Further information is available here or through the link to the current Maughan Library exhibition to the right.

King's building foyer exhibition

arr_geoiiimus1843Georgian Papers Programme: King’s Observations is an exhibition in the King’s Building foyer based on medicine and exploration in the long eighteenth century.  

The exhibition forms part of the Georgian Papers Programme, a project to digitise and allow online access to the historic manuscripts of the Hanoverian period.

The research for the exhibition was provided by King’s academic staff and students through the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (KURF) scheme.

Items on view include facsimiles of Royal papers relating to the last hours of George IV, extracts from a “book of cures” by Lady Augusta Murray, alongside a King’s College London Archives’ notebook on the 1769 observation of the transit of Venus by the Royal household, recent digitised.

The foyer exhibition runs until 3 February 2017. It is free and open to all during college hours, Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.

Permanent displays

Displays of items from the College Archives are on view in the Student Informal Study Space and foyer of the Physics department offices.  Access to some of these areas is controlled.

Forthcoming exhibitions include:

Peace, love and war: the Denmans, Empire and Australia, 1910-17

28 June – 25 September 2017

An exhibition examining the political, cultural and Imperial interests of Australia’s fifth governor-general and his wife, against the backdrop of a world on the brink of World War.

Parkinson of the disease

11 October – 16 December 2017

An exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s seminal medical work, An essay on the shaking palsy.

Further details will follow.


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