Pathology Museum

Pathology Museum Barts Pathology Museum is only open during evening seminars and weekend workshops. Contact [email protected] to be placed on the mailing list

The beautiful Grade II listed Pathology Museum (based at QMUL's St Bartholomew’s Hospital campus) houses over 5,000 medical specimens. It spans three mezzanine levels and includes pathological pots relating to all areas of anatomy and physiology. It is leased by Queen Mary, University of London and is therefore run independently from the hospital. Designed by the architect Edward I’Anson, the museum was opened in 1879 by the future Edward VII and proved a valuable resource for medical students. It gradually fell into disuse following the opening of a new pathology department and the building of clinical skills teaching rooms in the 1970s. Grant funding was provided by The Medical College of Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Trust, a registered charity that promotes and advances medical and dental education and research at "Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry" part of Queen Mary University. The Pathology Museum is undergoing an extensive period of conservation, so is only open to the public during special events. The 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. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to be added to the museum's mailing list. You can also follow us on Twitter @BartsPathology and see the Events page: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/bartspathology/events/index.html

The museum is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages for a special afternoon on April 17th from 2.00pm. Join u...
27/03/2019
Museum Open day

The museum is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages for a special afternoon on April 17th from 2.00pm. Join us on this unique occasion for a chance to view the museum's specimens over the course of a few hours. All for only £6.92 including the Eventbrite surcharges (Tea & coffee will be available)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-open-day-tickets-58870476179

The Pathology Museum at Barts Hospital will be open to the public on April 17th to examine its 4000 pathological specimens covering two hundred year period of collecting diseased parts of the human body at this famous hospital. There are some historically important specimens including the skull of J...

We hope you get a ticket for our sold out event this Thursday with Dr. Suzy Lishman discussing the secrets lurk in the P...
26/02/2019

We hope you get a ticket for our sold out event this Thursday with Dr. Suzy Lishman discussing the secrets lurk in the Pathology Museum and how to make the Pathology more accessible to the public in remembrance of our curator Paola Domizio. See bartspathologysecrets.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open doors 6:00 for 7:00pm start

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TOMORROW! (Nearly sold out) Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laur...
29/10/2018
'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films

TOMORROW! (Nearly sold out) Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts" will discuss the face and masks in Gothic and Horror films. The face is a site of expression, offering the means for identification and empathy. Masks conceal monstrous faces and offer the possibility of secret identities. 'Faces of Fear' will explore these ideas and more, investigating special effects makeup and distorted faces on our journey behind the mask! Expect creepy film clips and candlelight, as well as mulled cider (or non-alcoholic mulled cordial). The museum will be decorated with the terrifying faces of carved pumpkins for this special, spooky event 🎃

** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** 'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films with Laura Sedgwick Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film an...

The museum is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages for a special afternoon. Join us on this unique occasion ...
15/10/2018
Open Art Afternoon

The museum is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages for a special afternoon. Join us on this unique occasion for a chance to view the museum's specimens over the course of a few hours - particularly if you'd like to draw them - and to see the museum's current art exhibition 'Saving Faces' (all for only £5. Tea & coffee available)

***Tickets Very Limited*** QMUL’s Pathology Museum, based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages this afternoon. Join us on this unique occasion for a chance to view the museum's specimens over the course of an afternoon, particularly if you'd like to d...

Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The ...
15/10/2018

Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The Elephant Man" - for this evening's interactive talk about attitudes towards what could be perceived as disfigurement. During this evening, Steve will discuss Merrick's history at this hospital Trust, use remote controls for an interactive quiz on the topic and show clips from the 1980 film The Elephant Man directed by David Lynch. See https://aboutface6.eventbrite.co.uk

TOMORROW! First event of the season/LAUNCH NIGHT - "About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk wit...
02/10/2018

TOMORROW! First event of the season/LAUNCH NIGHT - "About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk with Professor Iain Hutchison.
Join us for this evening which launches the "About Face" seminar season. Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor Hutchison, will introduce us to the charity Saving Faces and the paintings by Mark Gilbert, commissioned to raise awareness of their important work. Wine & nibbles inc.
(There will be plenty of time to peruse the paintings and specimens, from 6:30pm, before Professor Hutchison's talk)
Information and booking: https://aboutface1.eventbrite.co.uk

Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored ...
02/10/2018

Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts" will discuss the face and masks in Gothic and Horror films. The face is a site of expression, offering the means for identification and empathy. Masks conceal monstrous faces and offer the possibility of secret identities. 'Faces of Fear' will explore these ideas and more, investigating special effects makeup and distorted faces on our journey behind the mask! Expect creepy film clips and candlelight, as well as mulled cider (or non-alcoholic mulled cordial). The museum will be decorated with the terrifying faces of carved pumpkins for this special, spooky event: https://aboutface3.eventbrite.co.uk

"About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk with Professor Iain Hutchison.Join us for this evening...
25/09/2018
'Saving Faces' Art Exhibition & Talk

"About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk with Professor Iain Hutchison.
Join us for this evening which launches the "About Face" seminar season. Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor Hutchison, will introduce us to the charity Saving Faces and the paintings by Mark Gilbert, commissioned to raise awareness of their important work.
(There will be plenty of time to peruse the paintings and specimens, from 6:30pm, before Professor Hutchison's talk)
Information and booking below:

*** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** "About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk with Professor Iain Hutchison. Join us for this evening which launches the "About Face" seminar season. Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor Hutchison,...

Autumn/Winter 2018 - Head to our website for information about our A/W seminar season "About Face" including events on f...
25/09/2018

Autumn/Winter 2018 - Head to our website for information about our A/W seminar season "About Face" including events on face transplants, death masks, the Elephant Man, forensic facial reconstruction, 'faces of fear' and more!
www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum/events

Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The ...
25/09/2018
Joseph Merrick: London's Most Famous Face

Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The Elephant Man" - for this evening's interactive talk about attitudes towards what could be perceived as disfigurement. During this interactive evening, Steve will discuss Merrick's history at this hospital Trust, use remote controls for an interactive quiz on the topic and show clips from the 1980 film The Elephant Man directed by David Lynch
Information and booking below:

** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** Join QMUL's Steve Moore, Learning Resources manager and custodian of Joseph Merrick - known during his lifetime as "The Elephant Man" - for this evening's interactive talk about attitudes towards what could be perceived as disfigureme...

*Halloween Special* Tuesday 30th October - 'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films with Laura Se...
21/09/2018
'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films

*Halloween Special* Tuesday 30th October - 'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films with Laura Sedgwick
Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts" will take us on a frightening journey through the use of masks, the distorted face and injury in Gothic and Horror films. Expect creepy film clips and candlelight, as well as mulled cider. The museum will be decorated with the terrifying faces of carved pumpkins for this special, spooky event 🎃 Booking and Information below:

** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** 'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films with Laura Sedgwick Join us for this special Halloween event and delve into the many faces of fear on film. Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film an...

Wed 21st November – Reconstructing Bellingham’s Skull (With Forensic Imaging Specialist Hew Morrison)Join us on this...
20/09/2018
Reconstructing Bellingham's Skull

Wed 21st November – Reconstructing Bellingham’s Skull (With Forensic Imaging Specialist Hew Morrison)
Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents. John Bellingham is the only person to ever assassinate a UK Prime minister, and he was hanged and dissected for his crime in 1812. On this very special evening, Hew will host an illustrated Q&A and show how he accomplished this incredible reconstruction. Will we see John Bellingham differently once we have given him a real face?
Information and Booking below:

*** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** "Reconstructing Bellingham's Skull" with Hew Morrison. Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents. John Bellingham is the only pers...

Wed 7th November – “Theatres of Surgery”: The Cultural Pre-History of the Face Transplant (With Dr Suzannah Bierno...
20/09/2018
'Theatres of Surgery' - Face Transplants

Wed 7th November – “Theatres of Surgery”: The Cultural Pre-History of the Face Transplant (With Dr Suzannah Biernoff, Birkbeck University)
Face transplants have often been met with resistance and considered "the stuff of Gothic horror, grave robbers and Victorian freaks shows". Join Dr Biernoff as she presents her paper on the cultural pre-history of the face transplant, a surgical procedure which has been compared to classics such as Frankenstein, Dracula and The Island of Doctor Moreau, reflecting modernity's unease with the concept.
Information and booking below

*** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** "Theatres of Surgery: The cultural pre-history of the face transplant" with Dr Suzannah Biernoff. Face transplants have often been met with resistance and considered "the stuff of Gothic horror, grave robbers and Victorian freaks sho...

Wed 24th October – “Facing Death”: Death Masks (With Nick Reynolds of Memorial Casts)Nick Reynolds, of the band Al...
18/09/2018
"Facing Death" - Death Masks

Wed 24th October – “Facing Death”: Death Masks (With Nick Reynolds of Memorial Casts)
Nick Reynolds, of the band Alabama 3, is one of the few people still practising the ancient art of creating death masks today. He has his own company, Memorial Casts. Two of his iconic masks are in Highgate Cemetery East (They are his father, Great Train Robbery mastermind Bruce Reynolds, and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren). As we approach Halloween Nick will regale us with tales of his introduction into the business, via fishing the dead out of the sea during the Falklands War, and recount the history of this fascinating topic.
Information and Booking below:

*** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** Nick Reynolds, of the band Alabama 3, is one of the few people still practising the ancient art of creating death masks today. He has his own company, Memorial Casts. Two of his iconic masks are in Highgate Cemetery East (They are hi...

Wed 3rd October – “About Face” Launch Night and Saving Faces Exhibition (With Professor Iain Hutchison, St Barthol...
18/09/2018
'Saving Faces' Art Exhibition & Talk

Wed 3rd October – “About Face” Launch Night and Saving Faces Exhibition (With Professor Iain Hutchison, St Bartholomew’s Hospital).
Join us for this evening which launches the "About Face" seminar season. Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor Hutchison, will introduce us to the charity Saving Faces and the paintings by Mark Gilbert, commissioned to raise awareness of their important work.
Information and Booking below:

*** Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start for ALL our events *** "About Face" launch event: "Saving Faces" art exhibition and talk with Professor Iain Hutchison. Join us for this evening which launches the "About Face" seminar season. Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor Hutchison,...

Our event this Saturday, "STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery Workshop" with U.S. artist Kiny McCarrick, is so popular we've...
08/08/2018

Our event this Saturday, "STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery Workshop" with U.S. artist Kiny McCarrick, is so popular we've added more tickets. This one-off event takes place this Saturday 11th August and all materials and refreshments are included. More information and booking: www.stitchesanatomy.eventbrite.co.uk
Don't miss out - it won't be happening again!

Join us for our "STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery Workshop" with U.S. artist Kiny McCarrick. This one-off event takes pla...
31/07/2018
STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery Workshop

Join us for our "STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery Workshop" with U.S. artist Kiny McCarrick. This one-off event takes place on Saturday 11th August and all materials and refreshments are included. More information and booking: www.stitchesanatomy.eventbrite.co.uk

***Arrive at 12:30 for a 1:00 start. This allows you to look around the museum before we start*** For one-time-only, the Pathology Museum at QMUL welcomes US artist Kiny McCarrick for "STITCHES: Anatomical Embroidery". During this adult class, Kiny will teach you how to create anatomical and medical...

Pathology Museum Open Afternoon, August 16th, 12:00 - 16:00, Free entry but please register www.pathdropin2.eventbrite.c...
26/07/2018
Pathology Museum Open Afternoon

Pathology Museum Open Afternoon, August 16th, 12:00 - 16:00, Free entry but please register www.pathdropin2.eventbrite.co.uk (below)

QMUL’s Pathology Museum, based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, is opening its doors to public visitors of all ages this afternoon (between 1pm and 4pm) The pathology museum is not normally open to the public in a drop-in manner as it is a university teaching facility in use by medical students. It...

Join us for 'The Science of Sin' with @DrJackLewis on July 17th. Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Neurobiologist Jack Lewis...
11/07/2018
'The Science of Sin'

Join us for 'The Science of Sin' with @DrJackLewis on July 17th. Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Neurobiologist Jack Lewis looks at the science behind why we do the things we KNOW we shouldn't! Tickets at www.scienceofsin.eventbrite.co.uk

***Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. There will be time to view the specimens, as well as collect a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic equivalent) and nibbles*** The Pathology Museum at QMUL presents The Science of Sin by Dr Jack Lewis. Books will be on sale! Neurobiologist Jack Lewis looks at the....

The museum’s technical curator & Public Engagement Officer, Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead), is on @BBCiPlayer for ...
03/07/2018

The museum’s technical curator & Public Engagement Officer, Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead), is on @BBCiPlayer for another 4 months in ‘Obesity: The Post Mortem’

Join us for 'The Science of Sin' with @DrJackLewis on July 17th. Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Neurobiologist Jack Lewis...
29/06/2018

Join us for 'The Science of Sin' with @DrJackLewis on July 17th. Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Neurobiologist Jack Lewis looks at the science behind why we do the things we KNOW we shouldn't! Tickets at www.scienceofsin.eventbrite.co.uk

In 'death speaks' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang gives Death a human voice. @CityMusicF presents @davidlangm...
27/06/2018
Death Speaks

In 'death speaks' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang gives Death a human voice. @CityMusicF presents @davidlangmusic’s haunting song cycle + Schubert, Dowland, Ravel & Kurtág here on Thurs 28th June @lottebettsdean @AndreyGuitarist https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/death-speaks-tickets-46142216612

In death speaks, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang gives Death a human voice. Premiered alongside his acclaimed the little match girl passion, this haunting song cycle continues its moving comparison between the worlds of the living and the dead. With lyrics drawn solely from the songs of F...

The museum’s technical curator & Public Engagement Officer, Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead), is on @BBCiPlayer for ...
26/06/2018

The museum’s technical curator & Public Engagement Officer, Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead), is on @BBCiPlayer for another 4 months in ‘Obesity: The Post Mortem’

The @CityMusicF presents a performance of David Lang’s haunting song cycle 'Death Speaks', here at the museum on Thurs...
25/06/2018

The @CityMusicF presents a performance of David Lang’s haunting song cycle 'Death Speaks', here at the museum on Thursday 28th June (8-10pm)
The performance includes music by @JnnyG, Dowland and Schubert.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/death-speaks-tickets-46142216612 Includes wine and nibbles

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