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Curated from across University College London's four museums, a display of surgical curiosities and ancient artefacts ponders all things alien and inorganic to our bodies.
The gruesome details of Barber Surgeon instruments from the current Tales of Antiquarian Adventure exhibition in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Smelly cartography by Bompas and Parr and a cocktail bar based around the water pump cholera was once pinpointed to in a multi-site show honouring a medical pioneer.
Andrew Lane, the author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series, is heading to the wondrous Bart's Pathology Museum for a special reading for Museums at Night.
From Hockney at the RA and Vodou in Nottingham to Brains at The Wellcome Collection, Culture24 writers choose their top exhibition of 2012.
Wellcome Collection has unveiled a major £17.5m development project, creating new galleries and spaces to meet overwhelming visitor numbers.
Take a closer look at the internal organs, wax models and skulls making up the Museum of London's major new exhibition celebrating the age of resurrectionists.
Six years ago, Museum of London Archaeology carried out a major excavation on a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. A new display reveals the results.
Tables used in 17th century academic dissections at the University of Padua - the world's oldest teaching ampitheatre still in use - go on show in London.
A pair of Team GB canoeists who struck gold after the exhibition began feature in a show of medical art at the Hunterian which reveals pioneering surgical techniques.
A show at the Florence Nightingale Museum features a skull-shaped candle made for Marilyn Manson's wedding and an apothecary jar containing a syphilis-infected bone.
The major summer show at the Wellcome Collection in London looks at human enhancements across the centuries, from prosthetics and pills to phones and plastic surgery.
The festival of disability and deaf arts returns to Liverpool with a major exhibition at the Bluecoat, an artist-in-residence at the Walker and film screenings at FACT.
Artist Sarah Harvey works in collaboration with composers and scientists to create audio soundscapes of the human heart using data from electrocardiogram readings in London.
Using 3D bone scans as part of new DNA research on the The Elephant Man, University of London experts are allowing the public to see an exact replica of Joseph Merrick's skeleton.