It’s my final day at the Anatomical Museum and I’m feeling quite sentimental. The nature of my internship –working with an unaccessioned collection for 10 consecutive weeks- means I feel protective over my perhaps unconventional plaster cast ‘children’. I thought I would use this blog post to reflect on the progress of the Phrenology project, rather than focus on research specific to the collection….
Following on from my previous post discussing Eustache Belin and the ‘New Zealander’, I am keen to showcase more of the items due to be exhibited from August. In this post I will focus on the lives of three further individuals; Bokani, a Pygmy chief brought to the UK as a living exhibit, ‘Gambian Woman’ a cast mislabeled during…
A post focusing on two casts from the collection
Research into makers and their links to the collection
An update on the Anatomical Museum’s Phrenology Project
Introduction to the Anatomical Museum’s Phrenological Collection