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Funding Heritage

Book your place today for the Conserve our Collections Annual Reception

Venue: Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB

Date: Wednesday 6 June from 17.00–19.30


The evening will include access to the LMA exhibition Picturing Forgotten London, a chance to view some select items that are not normally available to the public, and a lecture: The Beauty of Bodysnatching & The Life of Sir Astley Cooper, by Druin Burch.

Picturing Forgotten London uncovers the capital’s lost buildings and the people who set out to record them, from forgotten grand icons to functional premises serving the needs of everyday life. Drawings, engravings, photographs, maps and films sit alongside contemporary recollections and bring together a surprising record of London’s architectural richness, from the 1600s to the twentieth century.

From coaching inns to horse markets, riverside mansions to ragged schools, a wonderful selection of images will appear together for the first time to tell the story of London’s forgotten buildings.


To book please contact Nicola Extance-Vaughan by 25 May 2018

e: t: 020 7869 6086


Museum, archives & library

In 1799, the government entrusted to the College the collection of John Hunter (1728-1793), one of the founders of scientific surgery. Hunter's collection of comparative animal and human specimens formed the basis of an irreplaceable record of social history and scientific endeavour, which grew during the 19th century to become a significant centre for study, research and teaching.

Today the College maintains a remarkable assembly of art, scientific specimens and historical instruments together with the largest library of surgical literature and archives in the UK. In 2013 Arts Council England awarded designated status to the Museum, Archive and Library Collections. 

Conserve our collections

Many of our items are in need of conservation and this work is both specialised and costly. The Royal College of Surgeons relies on your support to help us conserve our precious collections.

We'd love to talk to you about supporting our work...



Telephone 020 7869 6086 to talk with a member of our fundraising team

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

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