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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.

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Date:
7 June, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
£4
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Website:
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian/events/lunchtime-lectures-and-evening-talks

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Hunterian Museum
Website:
https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian

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Hunterian Museum
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.hunterianmuseum.org