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Disability, medicine and museums

Panel discussion and Q&A focussing on the representation of disability in museums


Dr Ju Gosling, artist; Jocelyn Dodd and Professor Richard Sandell, University of Leicester; Professor Gus McGrouther, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; Dr Ruth Richardson, medical historian.

Disabled people, where represented in museums, are often defined by a medical condition or physical impairment. Nowhere more so than in medical museums, where the human specimen is shown as an example of a disease, injury or illness. Little consideration is given to the person who was once connected to a broken limb or a 'tuberculous spine'. Join us for an evening's discussion where an expert panel will examine how the ‘social model’ of disability can re-interpret and Disabled people, where represented in museums, are often defined by a medical condition or physical impairment. Nowhere more so than in medical museums, where the human specimen is shown as an example of a disease, injury or illness. Little consideration is given to the person who was once connected to a broken limb or a 'tuberculous spine'. Join us for an evening's discussion where an expert panel will examine how the ‘social model’ of disability can re-interpret and re-present the human behind the medical condition.

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Free event but numbers are limited so booking is required.


Speaker(s):

Ju Gosling aka ju90 Ju Gosling | talks | www
Jocelyn Dodd Jocelyn Dodd | talks | www
Professor Richard Sandell | talks | www
Professor Gus McGrouther | talks | www
Dr Ruth Richardson | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 October 2011 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Hunterian Museum, London
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PE
020 7869 6560
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums

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Tickets:

FREE

Available from:

Free but numbers are limited so booking is essential on:-
Telephone: 020 7869 6560,
Text Relay: 18001 020 7869 6560
email: museums@rcseng.ac.uk

Additional Information:

This event is part of a series themed to compliment our current exhibition - 'Abnormal: Towards a Scientific Model of Disability by Ju Gosling aka ju90'.

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