Tuesday 26 February 2013
Barts Pathology Museum, the university’s popular medical museum and event venue at West Smithfield, has a programme of exciting events taking place in March, including an evening seminar on Egyptian mummies, a religious cake sale, and a lecture on dissection through the centuries. Barts Pathology Museum is also competing against the Museum of London in the final of an exciting arts competition, and needs your help in securing the top prize.
Voting has opened for the Museums at Night's hotly-contested Connect10 competition, for the public to decide which museums and galleries should win the right to be ‘connected’ with contemporary artists. Winning venues will receive a share of £35,000 funding to hold an event of their choice, to be created in partnership with an artist.
Vote here: http://www.culture24.org.uk/places%20to%20go/museums%20at%20night/art420736
The Pathology Museum was shortlisted from hundreds of cultural and heritage venues who submitted ideas for unusual events to be held in collaboration with the chosen artists.
The Connect10 competition is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. If Barts Pathology Museum triumphs in a public vote, it will receive funding and assistance to host a unique evening event about dancing and death, in partnership with the controversial artistic duo, Jake and Dinos Chapman.
On Friday 8 March leading Egyptologist Joyce Filer joins one of the stars of BAFTA winning documentary Mummifying Alan at the Museum to delve into the preservation methods of ancient cultures and the bizarre tradition of Victorian mummy unwrapping parties. Tickets to the event are £6 and include drinks and the chance to view some of the Museum’s medical specimens. More information: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/90803.html
Please book through the Queen Mary e-shop: http://www.tinyurl.com/mummyday
On Wednesday 13 March The Carnival of Lost Emotions arrives at the Museum. The show, created by the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary and supported by the Wellcome Trust, looks at the stranger side of human emotion. This event sold out in 24 hours, but you can be added to a waiting list, should extra tickets become available: http://carnivaloflostemotions.eventbrite.co.uk/#
On Tuesday 26 March medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris presents her lecture Cutting Through the Fear: Experiences of dissection in the 19th century, taking a closer look at how medical students overcame the physical and mental realities of dissection in the 19th century. The event is being run by the Museum of London as part of the ‘Dissected Lecture Series’, but takes place at Barts Pathology Museum. Tickets should be booked through the Museum of London: http://bit.ly/W5Qg2V
The Pathology Museum hosts an Easter pop-up cake shop on Saturday 30 March, celebrating the end of Lent. ‘Sacred Tarts’ is the brainchild of Museum Assistant Technical Curator Carla Connolly, who is working with some of the country’s best cake makers and food experimenters to produce cakes themed on the beauty, art and symbolism of faith. Expect incredible cakes, opera singing, and a cocktail bar. The Museum will be open from 11am-7pm. Entry is free but guests can queue-jump by booking through eventbrite: http://sacredtarts.eventbrite.co.uk/
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Barts Pathology Museum is part of Queen Mary, University of London, and can be found in the Robin Brook Centre, within the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital at West Smithfield.