Exceptional & Extraordinary brought together eight medical museums across the UK – The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS); the Science Museum; the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Thackray Museum, Leeds; Royal London Hospital Museum and Archives; Surgeons’ Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Museum of the Mind; Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability. With their extraordinary collections and rich expertise in medical history, community health, and history of disability as well as a commitment to pursuing new ways of engaging audiences in debating issues around biomedical science through arts and culture, the museums greatly enriched the work of the four artists, inspiring them with new ways of thinking, exploring and highlighting issues around society’s views of difference and disability.

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