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Spotlight On: Anatomy

13 Jul 2022
14:00 - 15:00

Auditorium, Level 1

Free, with optional donation.  

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Hunter Lecturing at the Royal Academy by Johann Zoffany, c1772. On loan from the Royal College of Physicians, all rights reserved.

Hunter Lecturing at the Royal Academy by Johann Zoffany, c1772. On loan from the Royal College of Physicians, all rights reserved.

Join exhibition curators Tacye Phillipson and Sophie Goggins as they discuss our major exhibition Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life 

Dig deeper into the themes explored in our summer exhibition in this free curator talk to kick off our Anatomy events programme. Revisit your favourite stories from the exhibition or find out more before your visit.    

Tacye Phillipson, Senior Curator of Modern Science, will explore the social and medical history surrounding the practice of dissection, focusing on Edinburgh’s role as an international centre for medical study.    

Sophie Goggins, Senior Curator of Biomedical Science, will then discuss changing practices and attitudes around body provision, contrasting today’s ethics, practices and beliefs with those of two centuries ago.    

There will also be a Q&A at the end. Note, this event is for those aged 14 and over.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Willem Röell by Cornelis Troost, 1728. On loan from the Amsterdam Museum, all rights reserved.

Additional Information

Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.  

Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information.

Q&A

Following the presentation there will be the opportunity for questions from the audience. We will ask that questions be submitted digitally via mobile phone. Full details will be explained on the day. Questions can also be submitted in advance by emailing publicevents@nms.ac.uk  

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