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Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

A wide angled view of a gallery space. Painted white, there are wall mounted display cases containing medical models alongside text panels.

Qvist exhibition gallery, 2015


Designing Bodies: Models of anatomy from 1945 to now

24th November 2015–20th February 2016

Practice makes perfect; and in a highly specialised and high-risk endeavour such as surgery, finding ways to practice is difficult. For centuries anatomists and surgeons have therefore used three-dimensional models of body parts in training, and have been especially imaginative in recent years.

This exhibition explores the design of striking anatomical models – of the brain, heart, lungs and limbs – held at the Royal College of Surgeons including corrosion casts, orthopaedic models, and neurosurgical training devices.

Generously Supported by B Braun, The Henry Moore Foundation and The Strauss Charitable Trust.