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Going Wild in the Archives #1

This morning we welcomed a rather unusual visitor to our reading room. Part of our new exhibition ‘Going Wild in the Archives’, it’s a full skeleton of a tiger, who will keep an eye on our readers for the next three months. Standing almost a metre tall and measuring 170 cm in length the tiger has been hidden away in a storeroom for many years but this exhibition has given us the opportunity to place this magnificent creature on display again.

Produced in collaboration with staff and students in the university’s School of Biological and Environmental Science the exhibition will showcase material from the university’s natural history collections including manuscripts and Victorian illustrated books from our Archives and Special Collections and objects from the university’s natural history museum. The exhibition will take place across a number of locations around the university and will run until June.

Keep checking the blog for regular updates as we put the finishing touches to the displays and create an archival wildlife trail across campus!