The Hunterian Museum is located at the heart of the University of Glasgow and is Scotland’s oldest public museum. With over a million objects in the collection there are many amazing stories to be told and for Explorathon we invite you to come along and hear some of the most amazing. All afternoon we’ll have researchers on hand who will have talks, tours and exhibits to guide you round this world famous collection.
We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the amazing medical and anatomical collections that the museum has to offer, including special tours around the Anatomy Museum. See some of the highlights below. Some parts require booking, please see the website for full details and add the event on Facebook for the latest update.
The John Cleland collection
Through an interactive display and a series of talks, visitors will be able to see, hear about, and engage with material related to the anatomist John Cleland (1835-1925), his time, and his anatomical collection– from student class attendance tickets and notes on anatomical demonstrations to illustrated textbooks and anatomical preparations. This part requires booking, BOOK HERE
Syphilis, stigma and sympathy in 18th Century Britain
This talk (1pm & 2pm) will explore how eighteenth-century society viewed victims of venereal disease, looking at the spectrum of emotions the ‘Great Pox’ excited, from hatred to fear and pity. BOOK HERE
Unlocking the secrets of barkcloth
Discover how scientists and artists are working together around the world to unlock the secrets of how barkcloth (a distinctive Polynesian textile made mainly of trees) was made and coloured.
Other treats in store: 18th Century Anatomical Drawings; Etchings by Glaswegian artist Muirhead; Bone (1876-1953); Erskine 100 – pioneering prosthetics as well as out permanent displays.
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