Posted by: Alice Nelson | 03/02/2012

WUHMO Seminar Mon 6 Feb on Museum Collections of Human Remains

Global and Local Approaches to the History of Medicine Seminars

Week 4 – Monday 6 February 2012
Gemma Angel, University College London
Do Not Touch: Texture, Tactility and Affect in Museum Collections of Human Remains
At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt

(You are welcome to join the speaker and convenor for lunch beforehand.  Please contact kathleen.vongsathorn@history.ox.ac.uk for more details.)

About the speaker
Gemma Angel is a PhD student at UCL’s History of Art Department and currently working in collaboration with the Science Museum London.  She has been given an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award to study a unique collection of preserved tattooed skins held by the museum. Further information about the project is given in a post written by Gemma on the Wellcome Collection (London) blog.

Related links: WUHMO website | Gemma Angel’s profile | Gemma Angel’s blog post on her research project | Science Museum London skin exhibition

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