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"The Hands of Orlac"
This film, by the director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends 'Grand Guinol' thrills with German Expressionism. Based on a novel by the medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer....
Produced in Vienna (the hotbed of psycho-analysis) The Hands of Orlac is writhing with sexual innuendo and Freudian imagery. It's not to be missed!
Included in the ticket price for these special screenings is a glass of Hendricks Gin and tonic and popcorn from a vintage popcorn machine.
Museum opens at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. This film is 110 minutes long and will include an interval – option to purchase more food and drink may be available during the interval. NB - There is limited seating for all our Silent Film screenings to enable a good view of the screen.
Further information and map/directions is on the museum’s site: http://www.potts-pots.blogspot.co.uk/p/museum-info.html
When & Where
Pathology Museum (Queen Mary)
Pathology Museum WEBSITE
**Please bring ID to receive alcohol at events**
Refunds/exchanges for evening events may be offered at the discretion of the Pathology Museum only if requested 48 hours before ticket sales end. (This doesn't include cancelled events which are automatically refunded.) For Taxidermy and other weekend workshops it is ONE WEEK before.
Prior to the appointment of Carla Valentine as the current Technical Curator, the museum was in a state of disarray. As medical teaching changed, the need for the study of anatomy and pathology pots declined. Without funding the pots and the infrastructure of the building suffered and it wasn't until a couple of years ago that a donation was secured to renovate the collection. New ways to ensure the survival of the collection were also trialled, including conferences and events.
The Pathology Museum, a part of Queen Mary University of London, is a medical-humanities hub and venue for public engagement and education. Our events showcase research and the arts from our own institution as well as other universities, independant researchers and other museums. Our activities are in accordance with Human Tissue Authority recommendtions on Public Display of medical collections, and the University Museums Group guidance, and are sensitive to the dignity of the collection.
As it is part of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the museum is based within St Bartholomews which is a teaching hospital. Therefore, follow the signs for the Robin Brook Centre and go through the open entrance indicated below. You'll find the museum on the 3rd floor: