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Pushing To The Limits
After working with the Medical Artists' Association, the Hunterian Museum has developed an exhibition examining the anatomy of an athlete. The exhibit explores the physical disciplines needed to achieve the outstanding levels of performance our athletes display, and the physiological affects it has in their bodies.
The medical artists illustrate through a number of different mediums how sports, medicine and surgery all have a key role in providing athletes with the optimal level of health and endurance. See works in watercolour, video, and sculpture.
You will learn about the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery, the advances in prosthetics, and the how training affects muscle development.
The exhibition is free, and will be running until the 21st of December from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10am and 5pm . To compliment the experience, there will be a special event on the 22nd of November. Between 6pm-9pm, you can take part in an open surgery. The drop in session will let you have a go at some basic suturing techniques guided by medical professionals.
You'll learn about the instruments used, and see some anatomical specimens. This is also free, but it is possible to book a £5 pop-up surgery for an even greater, more in-depth workshop by calling 020 7869 6560.