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Edinburgh in 101 Objects

4 May 2017

From today we are taking part in an Edinburgh wide marketing campaign, Edinburgh in 101 Objects – sponsored by Visit Scotland and Virgin Money.

Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new visitor experience that will bring the city’s past to life through some of its most treasured objects and curiosities. The campaign has been made possible by more than 50 Edinburgh partners coming together, with a new website at the heart of the campaign. The 101 objects represent 1000 years of Edinburgh’s history and is one of Edinburgh’s flagship events for Year of History, Heritage and Architecture. Every item has been carefully chosen for both their personal intrigue and wider role on the compelling story of the city. 

Director of Heritage, Chris Henry said "Edinburgh’s 101 Objects unite Scottish collections from all over the city presenting them as a unique facet of a unique city. One of the most well-known stories of Edinburgh is the story of Burke and Hare. They were the perpetrators of 16 murders whose bodies were used for medical dissection. Burke’s skin was preserved in a book after his execution in 1829 and it is this object we have chosen to highlight. In 1832, largely as a response to these murders, the Anatomy Act was introduced which licenced anatomy teachers and led to the controlled acquisition of human tissue by the medical community. The connection between Edinburgh and medical teaching is still strong today and we are delighted to be connected to other aspects of Edinburgh’s history through this scheme."

We are delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative, and the full 101 objects can be view on the Edinburgh 101 objects website.  


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