A roundtable discussion on the ethical, legal and aesthetic challenges of exhibiting anatomical materials, with curators Katie Birkwood (Royal College of Physicians), Nathan Flis (Yale Center for British Art) and Annette Wickham (Royal Academy of Arts), moderated by Keren Hammerschlag.
What do objects from a bygone age tell us about epidemics today? Since opening in June, the exhibition Contagious! reflects on the history of pandemics, including patients’ painful experiences, coping and containment strategies, and examples of ground-breaking medical research. Ruben Verwaal reports on his recent visit.