Join us for special evening and weekend events to see the collections in a new light.
Saturday 27 July, 11am-4pm
Led by artist Sarah Simblet and anatomist Susan Standring, this workshop will investigate the intricate structure of the human skeleton through drawing. Including practical instruction in techniques and an opportunity to be inspired by the Hunterian Museum’s vast anatomical collection; the workshop will also explore whether this way of looking at the body can not only complement scientific knowledge but also improve it. Can drawing be used to look at, make sense of, memorize and explain to others the principal anatomical structures of the human body? Suitable for beginners.
This workshop is part of Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine open programme:
Tickets: £12/£8 concession price available to RCS Fellows, Members and Affiliates, Students, Senior Citizens and the registered disabled. Free places for companions accompanying disabled people. Includes all materials and refreshments in the morning and afternoon (lunch is not provided).
Booking essential on 020 7869 6568.
Saturday 21 September, 10am-5pm
Open House 2013
In association with London Open House weekend, the Royal College of Surgeons will open its formal rooms which contain the rarely seen paintings of key figures from the history of the museum and the college including King Henry VIII, John Hunter and Joseph Lister. The college library – a 19th-century survivor of the 1941 bombings - will also be open with a special display of rare treasures from the archives and library. Visitors will be able to view the Opened Up bicentenary exhibition.
Free, no booking required. Last entry 4.30pm. www.londonopenhouse.org
Saturday 5 October, 11am-4pm
The Big Draw at the Hunterian Museum
Join us to create a transparent drawing installation inspired by the collection; attend a demonstration by a member of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain and create your own artwork to keep (drawing materials provided).
part of the Big Draw 2013
Free event (all materials provided), Drop-in, no need to book. Adults and families welcome.
Wednesday 30 October, 6-9pm
Hunterian Halloween Late View
See the Hunterian Museum in a new light at this atmospheric Halloween opening. Learn about the ‘anatomy of a hanging’ and discover how the dead ‘rising’ wasn’t always so uncommon in previous centuries! Finally, create your own anatomical souvenir at our ‘pickle a part’ workshop. Please bring your own jam jar with lid, all other materials are provided. A pay bar will be available on the night.
No booking required. £2 suggested donation, payable on the door.