Manchester Science Festival 2014

“Artefacts & Experiences:

Reframing Narratives across Medicine and Health”

 22 Oct – 7 Nov 2014

Manchester Central Library, Floor 1


 Unveiling the exciting potential for the intersections between arts, medicine, health, and technology, the exhibition contains cabinets of selected artefacts from the University of Manchester’s Medicine and Health collections, and showcases a project with hearing-loss participants, “Silence of the Photograph”. Anatomy Projects’ beautiful portrait photography, created with a Victorian Camera, is a linking thread between lived experiences of medicine and health, and its technologies and artefacts.

Curated by Dr. Jenna C. Ashton, in collaboration with Anatomy Projects (Gavin Parry & David Penny), Ms. Sheila Fidler, and the Museum of Medicine and Health.

With thanks to the 26 hearing loss participants, students on the Audiology Healthcare Science BSc, Graham Jones, and Manchester Central Library. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor John Pickstone (The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, UoM).

Supported by:

Manchester Science Festival [23 Oct-2 Nov ‘14]

The University of Manchester:

Museum of Medicine and Health

Dept. Human Communication & Deafness

Centre for Museology

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

MIRIAD ( Manchester Institute for Research In Art and Design)/ MMU


Winner of SEEChange Social Entrepreneurship Do IT Award, 2014 (UMI3, UnLtd*, hefce)



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