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Exploring Anatomy Through Art: Dry Point Etching

Date(s): 21 April 2024

Time: 11am-4pm

Cost: £14.95-£17.95

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/exploring-anatomy-through-art-dry-point-etching

Join Surgeons Hall Museums and Artist Susie Wilson for this one-day workshop which will introduce the technique of Dry Point Etching using multiple plates in order to layer colours and textures. Taking inspiration from the museum collection, participants will make drawings using various media. These drawings will then be devel…

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Lunch Time Talk- Asbestos From Magic Mineral to Deathly Dust

Date(s): 6 May 2024

Time: 1.15pm

Cost: £3

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/lunch-time-talk-asbestos-from-magic-mineral-to-deadly-dust

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Research Fellow Professor Ken Donaldson as he discusses Asbestos in this bite sized talk. In the early 20th century, asbestos was hailed as a ‘magic mineral’ and was eventually incorporated into thousands of products in homes, cars, ships etc; it was woven into the fabric of buildings and indeed, people’s lives. The fib…

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An Evening with Surgeons' Hall

Date(s): 17 May 2024

Time: 7pm

Cost: £15.95-£18.95

Age Restrictions: 18+

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/an-evening-with-surgeons-hall?variant=42868002357421

Join us for this unique, adult only, after hours event in the historic Museum and Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.See behind the scenes and follow in the footsteps of some of history’s most famous Surgeons and visit our world-famous library. Here you will have the chance to view collections from one of the oldest and most com…

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Preserving the Body: The Role of  a Human Remains Conservator

Date(s): 13 June 2024

Time: 7pm

Cost: £3

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/preserving-the-body-the-role-of-a-human-remains-conservator

In this online talk join Surgeons' Hall Museums and Cat Irving  who will discuss the history behind preserving human remains and her work as a Human Remains Conservator. The enemy of anatomists is decomposition, and in medical collections such as Surgeons’ Hall you can see various ways that human remains have been preserved. There are articulated …

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Exploring Anatomy Through Art: Patchworking Eyes

Date(s): 16 June 2024

Time: 10.30am and 2pm

Cost: £11.95- £14.95

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/exploring-anatomy-through-art-patchworking-eyes

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums and Artist Consuelo Rosa Servan for this workshop introducing the basics of Patchwork and Textile Art through the exploration of the anatomy of the eye.   Our new temporary exhibition Examining the Eye; Medicines Oldest Speciality looks at the study and treatment of eye diseases which can trace its beginnings to ancient…

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