Disability, medicine and museums

18 Oct 2011

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

FREE but booking required

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Panel discussion and Q&A looking at 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 re-present the medical as human. BSL Interpreted - please indicate when you book if you need a sign interpreter Free event but numbers are limited so booking is required. Call 020 7869 6560 or email


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