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Barts Pathology Museum, a part of Queen Mary University of London , is a medical-humanities hub and venue for public engagement and education. Our events showcase research and the arts from our own institution as well as other universities, independent researchers and other museums. Our activities are in accordance with Human Tissue Authority recommendations on Public Display of medical collections and the University Museums Group guidance, and are sensitive to the dignity of the collection.

Autumn/Winter 2018 - "About Face Seminar Season

About Face” is a multidisciplinary series of events focusing on the face in a medical-humanities arena. The delicate ontological balancing act between life and death, public display and spectacle, ‘being’ and ‘not being’, and how we identify, are some of topics which inspired “About Face” at the museum this Autumn/Winter. Events are detailed below (full list HERE) and include topics such as face transplants, ‘faces of fear’, facial surgery then and now, death masks and the forensic reconstruction of a skull from this collection. All events include wine, non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles, as well as a chance to see the "Saving Faces" paintings by Mark Gilbert

 

Wed 3rd October – 'About Face' Launch Night and Saving Faces Exhibition (With Professor Iain Hutchison, St Bartholomew’s Hospital).

Information and Booking: www.aboutface1.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wed 24th October – 'Facing Death': Death Masks (With Nick Reynolds of Memorial Casts)

Information and Booking: www.aboutface2.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Tue 30th October – 'Faces of Fear': Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films (With Laura Sedgwick)

Information and Booking: www.aboutface3.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wed 7th November – “Theatres of Surgery”: The Cultural Pre-History of the Face Transplant (With Dr Suzannah Biernoff, Birkbeck University)

Information and Booking: www.aboutface4.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wed 21st November – Facial Reconstruction: Bellingham’s Skull (With Forensic Imaging Specialist Hew Morrison)

Information and Booking: www.aboutface5.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wed 28th November – 'The Elephant Man': London’s Most Famous Face (With Steve Moore, Queen Mary University London)

Information and Booking: www.aboutface6.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wed 5th December – Krampusnacht: The Many Faces of Santa (With Deborah Hyde of 'The Skeptic')

Information and Booking: www.aboutface7.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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