Monday, 27 July 2009

Body Shop....


....The Wellcome Collection hosts yet another fascinating exhibition with the opening of 'Exquisite Bodies' on 30th July. In truth, there isn't a great deal exquisite on display as the forgotten history of the anatomical model is explored, with it's unique combination of serious science and fairground horror. Lifelike wax models, showcasing everything from the ravages of syphilis and disease to bearded ladies, remind us of a macabre Victorian obsession that featured in medical schools and curiosity cabinets alike. The best free freak show in town.

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