Mark Carnall

Mark Carnall is the curator of the 67,000 specimens held in the Grant Museum of Zoology. He has previously worked and volunteered at local authority, national and university natural history museums.

Since arriving at the Grant Museum in 2004 he has been working to document and conserve the zoological and palaeontological collections as well as making the collections more available to audiences through the internet and through public engagement work. He is also involved with the museums outreach and education programmes. Click here for reading more about his favourite specimen at the Grant Museum.

Aside from curatorial responsibilities he lectures Museum Studies students at UCL in introductory courses in natural history curation and digitisation in museums. He lectures nationally at conferences on visualisation, video games and internet technologies in culture. Mark is also enthusiastic about engaging adult audiences through science humour in public lectures and through stand up comedy like Naughty Nature: Bees Do It and Naughty Nature 2: The Seven Deadly Sins and a number of UCL’s Bright Clubs.

He works with the Arius 3D Scanner at UCL and is interested in visualisation technologies for public engagement and for object conservation. He has published a number of articles and book chapters looking at the role of technology in museums as well as how the role of Natural History museums is changing in modern society.

Mark works across UCL museums and collections on the collections advisory and international group He works with colleagues on the care and management of the collections across UCL and the advocacy of object based learning at all levels of education.

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Contributed by Mark Carnall

Z1250 Aurochs, Z1237 Platybelodon, Z1235 Uintatherium, Z1248 Synthetoceras and Z1251 Megatherium Starlux prehistoric mammals, Grant Museum of Zoology