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Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians
7 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm£4
In this Hunterian Museum Lunchtime Lecture the Royal College of Physicians senior curator, Emma Shepley, delving into the depths of the Museum’s collections to look at the spectacularly rare 17th-19th century portraits of disabled men and women from many backgrounds, some of whom made a living through exhibiting themselves to the public. Some of the people depicted in the portraits remain famous today, such as the conjoined ‘Siamese’ twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-74) whilst others have been forgotten in history, such as the artist Thomas Inglefield (b1769) who was born without legs or hands.