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Free entry - booking recommended

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Highly coloured image of two wheelchairs facing each other

'Wheels on Fire' - Copyright: Ju Gosling 2011


Abnormal: Towards a scientific model of disability by Ju Gosling aka ju90

13th September 2011–14th January 2012

This colourful and often playful national touring exhibition results from an artist’s residency at the National Institute of Medical Research. Using digital imagery and installation, the artist Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90 explores the cultural construction of disability via society’s (mis)interpretation of science and medicine. The tour climaxes at the Hunterian, and includes an installation made especially for the museum. In the Memory Jar Collection, Ju responds to John Hunter’s collection of human and animal body parts, together with the use of photography within the study of anatomy.

A pre-recorded audio-description of the exhibition is available for blind and partially sighted visitors.

See the accompanying website 

Funded by the Wellcome Trust.