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Word of Mouth: Talking about how we interpret skulls

14 August 2014

The Word of Mouth exhibition has been a truly collaborative effort between The University of Edinburgh, Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Craigmillar Community Arts and Forensic Artist Gillian Taylor. The idea for this exhibition was inspired by a skull found in Edinburgh College of Art’s teaching collection. At the start of the project, nothing was known abo…

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Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare & Caregiving

12 August 2014

From the 9th August - 8th September, Surgeons' Hall Museum, in partnership with Edinburgh University will bring it's touring exhibition ‘Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare and Caregiving' to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh’s exhibition ‘Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare and Caregiving’ explores the often neglected and unders…

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The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital

25 July 2014

Join us at Central Library on the 5th August for a free talk in conjunction with Edinburgh Reads. "The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital with Iain Macintyre". Elsie Inglis was a remarkable woman doctor. She was a pioneer of medical education for women, a successful surgeon in Edinburgh and a leader of the Suffrage moveme…

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Decant of the Museum

1 July 2014

Since the museum’s close on the 17th May, the staff at Surgeons’ Hall Museum have been busy decanting the entire collection. This complete process took six weeks, with all items in the Museum being successfully transferred into storage. As well as objects in the collection, display cases were also donated to other museums, along with former display…

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The Lister Project Contractor Appointed

1 July 2014

The College looked at a wide range of contractors and evaluated their capabilities taking into account quality and track record and accordingly, John Dennis & Company (Scotland) Ltd has been appointed as the Main Contractor for the Lister Project.

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