William Hunter's anatomical collection

  • Joan Smith (Invited speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Joan Smith (Acting Head of Art, Edinburgh College of Arts) explored the intersection of science, art and material culture as exemplified by Hunter’s casts of the Gravid Uterus drawing on her research and teaching experience. Artist Claire Barclay presented a series of works she was commissioned to respond to Hunter's collection of casts and engravings of the 'gravid uterus' on view in the exhibition Strange Foreign Bodies at the Hunterian Gallery, University of Glasgow. The event included a discussion in the gallery spaces where the works under discussion were displayed. The event was be chaired by the co-curator of the exhibition William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum, Dr Lola Sanchez-Jauregui.
Period11 Dec 2018
Event titleBodies of Knowledge
Event typeSeminar
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map