Hunterian Museum Presents Lost Museums Nature and medicine on show

. April 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons presents Lost Museums: Nature and medicine on show through 2 July.

Discover a lost world of cabinets of curiosity and grand exhibitions at the Royal College of Surgeons. The remains of collections that were forgotten, dispersed or even razed to the ground have found their way into today’s museums, and the Hunterian Museum will be displaying a selection of these precious relics. See a mummy’s foot, exotic specimens and rare catalogues alongside exquisite images of grand museums that are no more. From Sir Hans Sloane’s cabinet to William Bullock’s Egyptian Hall, the exhibition examines the contents, purpose and fate of London’s early anatomical and natural history collections. It also tells the story of the devastating bomb damage inflicted upon the Hunterian during the Second World War.

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