15 August - 05 September 2013
Location: UCL North Lodge, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
This free collaborative exhibition explores the life, influence and radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham. A display of facsimile manuscripts from UCL Special Collections is enhanced by projected images and text, weaving a different tale for each visitor. The "flexible" display methods will help us understand how exhibition designers and curators can use digital technology to explore multiple narratives from one set of artefacts.
Design with Heritage is a twelve-month Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange Project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is run in collaboration between UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The aim of the project is to develop connections between designers, academic researchers, and arts and heritage institutions by identifying shared interests and creating opportunities for collaboration.
Transcribe Bentham is an award-winning participatory project based at
University College London. Its aim is to engage the public in the online
transcription of original and unstudied manuscript papers written by
Jeremy Bentham, the great philosopher and reformer. To date,
over 5500 Bentham manuscripts have been digitally transcribed by
For more information about the exhibition and Design with Heritage, please contact Design with Heritage Coordinator Clio Heslop.