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We are delighted to have Art and Anatomy Edinburgh with us for Museums at Night. Models will be getting painted throughout the day, and the public can be painted from 4pm onwards!
For this event, there are 6 time slots available with 12 spaces per timeslot. Each timeslot will last 30 mins.
Tickets are free and are issued on first come, first serve basis and therefore must be booked in advance. If you book a place and can't make it please return your ticket or let us know as soon as you can so someone else can have the opportunity.
About Art and Anatomy Edinburgh
Art and Anatomy Edinburgh was founded in November 2014 by Meg Anderson, a core surgical trainee, and Nichola Robertson, an anatomy teaching fellow. They joined forces with freelance artist and tattooist Kimmie Dunlop and put together an innovative anatomy teaching programme. They have run sessions teaching surgical anatomy to medical students in Edinburgh over the last year, with fantastic feedback from students. Their work has been presented at surgical and medical education conferences across the UK, and they have run public engagement events with the famous Edinburgh artist George Donald, and with Danny Quirk, from the USA. Art and Anatomy Edinburgh was recently awarded the Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme Grant and will continue to provide innovative education to medical students and the public in Edinburgh – with a view to expanding their methods to other UK universities. Art and Anatomy Edinburgh is a not-for-profit organization, which relies on volunteers to teach, model and paint; Meg and Nichola run the project in addition to training full time as junior surgeons.
When & Where
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Surgeons' Hall Museums (SHM) are owned by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and consist of the Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505, with the Museums' collections growing significantly from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought. In the 1800s, the original museum expanded to include the remarkable collections of surgeon and anatomists, Sir Charles Bell and John Barclay.
Originally developed as a teaching museum for students of medicine, SHM's fascinating collections, including bone and tissue specimens, artefacts and works of art, have been open to the public since 1832, making SHM among Scotland's oldest museums.The Wohl Pathology Museum is also home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the world.
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014, the Museums underwent a major redevelopment called The Lister Project. The Lister Project was an initiative by RCSEd that focused on the College’s heritage and helped create a new and enhanced public space within the Museums to inform and share with the general public the historical journey of surgery and its advances.
The Museums also exhibit interpretation that inspires public engagement through interactive computer simulation, audience participation devices, filmic and user-friendly textual explanation and encourages them to think about health and wellbeing.