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New Temporary Exhibition Opening in April

15 March 2023
In Safe Hands

Our new temporary exhibition "In Safe Hands: A Battle for Midwifery" will open on the 1st of April 2023. 
This exhibition explores the story of midwifery and obstetrics through the centuries. It explores how the perception of childbirth changed from being simply a life event unto something requiring medical oversight. Traditionally women naturally took on the role of safely delivering a baby, the new 'medicalised' model saw the rise of the male midwife from around the 18th century. The exhibition highlights Edinburgh's contribution to the development of the profession and how this has evolved into modern practices.

Our current temporary exhibition Beyond Skin & Muscle: the art and science of medical illustration will end on Sunday the 26th of March.
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