Special Event

Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

24 November 2015, 13.00

Location: Hunterian Museum

Deep in the basement of a Victorian hospital, artist Joseph Towne worked for fifty years crafting exquisite human bodies in wax, a medium with an uncanny resemblance to human flesh.

July

August

  • Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    12 May - 23 October 2015

    Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

    The new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum looks at the history of light therapy and uncovers the hidden role that nurses played in delivering this contentious treatment.

  • John Quekett, Victorian Microscopist

    John Quekett, Victorian Microscopist

    11 August 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    The microscope was at the forefront of medical science in the 19th century. However, the advances made in the instrument would have come to nothing without the techniques for preparing specimens for viewing. John Quekett was the most capable of those who developed these techniques, and he was the greatest communicator of them. In his short life he sliced, stained and injected everything and anything that came his way, from fossil pterodactyl bones to human skin nailed to church doors.

September

  • Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    12 May - 23 October 2015

    Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

    The new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum looks at the history of light therapy and uncovers the hidden role that nurses played in delivering this contentious treatment.

  • Jamrach’s Exotic Menagerie: The Noah’s Ark of the East End

    Jamrach’s Exotic Menagerie: The Noah’s Ark of the East End

    8 September 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    Building on the legacy of the menagerie owners and showmen of the 18th century, Jamrach’s menagerie was seen as ‘animal HQ’ and supplied its customers with all their animal needs, whether a pet, a scientific specimen, or the newest ‘star’ destined for the zoological gardens.

October

  • Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    12 May - 23 October 2015

    Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

    The new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum looks at the history of light therapy and uncovers the hidden role that nurses played in delivering this contentious treatment.

  • Past Caring: The History of Bethlem

    Past Caring: The History of Bethlem

    6 October 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    'It was handed down to me by my father, and I do not know any better practice ...' So did Thomas Monro, superintendent physician, defend Bethlem's treatment of bleeding and purging when he was called before the parliamentary enquiry of 1815.

November

  • Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

    Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

    24 November 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    Deep in the basement of a Victorian hospital, artist Joseph Towne worked for fifty years crafting exquisite human bodies in wax, a medium with an uncanny resemblance to human flesh.