UCL Art Museum

UCL Art Museum
South Cloisters
University College London
Gower Street
Greater London







020 7679 2540

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Over 10,000 works of art make up the collections of UCL Art Museum, from the 1500s to the present day.

Works separated by centuries are linked by a desire to experiment with new materials, theories, and reproduction techniques in order to produce new meanings, share ideas and inspire.

The experimental spirit is present in early printmaking techniques as used by Dürer, studio model books employed in Renaissance artists’ workshops, Neo-classical plaster modelling and pointing machines, the study of the human figure in the life room, Japanese colour woodblocks, screenprinting popular in the 1960s, early computer art of the 1970s and contemporary digital media.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 1:00-5:00
The collection is open by appointment at all other times

Admission charges

Admission free

The College Art Collections contains over 10,000 objects including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from 1490 - present. Founded in 1847 when sculpture models by the neo-classical artist John Flaxman were given to UCL. These are on display in the Flaxman Gallery and the Strang Print Room. Other areas of the collection: English C18th and C19th prints and drawings, Northern European Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings, Slade School of Art student work 1895 - present.

Items from this collection

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • John Flaxman
  • Albrecht Durer, Apocalypse series
  • Anthony van Dyck, Iconographia
  • Martin Schongauer
  • Hans Burgkmair
  • Hendrick Goltzius
  • Wenceslaus Hollar
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Andrea Mantegna
  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Peter de Wint
  • Joseph Wright of Derby
  • John Singer Sargent
  • John Constable
  • Thomas Rowlandson
  • Augustus John
  • Gwen John
  • Stanley Spencer
  • William Orpen
  • Edward Wadsworth
  • Dora Carrington
  • David Bomberg
  • Rex Whistler
  • Paula Rego
  • Michael Andrews
  • Craigie Aitchison
  • Henry Tonks
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Anatomical Study of a Skeleton with its Left Arm Raised Walking to the Left; a Stretch of Water Visible on the Left by Simon Francis Ravenet

Life and Death Drawing: Movement

  • 17 May 2014 5-8pm

Artists and scientists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human body in movement, working with different aims. With the guidance of specialists from different disciplines, the Life and Death Drawing workshop is a chance to draw from live models, from works of art, from anatomical or skeletal models or from specimens while discussing how the nature of the model affects the practice of drawing and the understanding of drawings itself.
The class is suitable for adults of all levels, from beginners to more confident artists. All materials are provided. Part of Museums at Night


Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children