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Anatomy Museum
Author: Elizabeth Hallam

ISBN: 9781861893758
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.8 x 3.8
Description:
Anatomy museums contain some of the most compelling and challenging displays of the human body. This innovative book focusing on one such museum - in Scotland's northeast - opens up a wide-ranging history of deceased bodies on display, from medieval relics, to nineteenth-century mega-collections of human remains, to the controversial Body Worlds exhibition that is touring the globe.

A surprisingly varied and ever-changing material and visual culture of human anatomy emerges through this history, shaped by multiple factors, including colonialism and war, as well as shifts in medical institutions, technologies and media.

About the Author

Elizabeth Hallam is Director of Cultural History at the University of Aberdeen. Her books include the co-authored Beyond the Body: Death and Social Identity (1999) and Death, Memory and Material Culture (2001).

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