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Object of the Week Object of the Week: A bust based on a cast of Isaac Newton's face made at his deathJohn Belchier, a surgeon of the Royal Society, said this bust, made in terracotta in 1731, "esteemed more like than anything extant of Sir Isaac".20 January 2016
Object of the Week Object of the Week: A wooden box assembled by a Victorian plant hunter around EuropeTenacity and determination were highly prized attributes of plant hunters, as they faced both extreme danger and disappointment. Peter Veitch, of a family horticultural dynasty, was one of the best.02 September 2015
Object of the Week Object of the Week: Jeremy Bentham’s 184-year-old skin sitting in a box in LondonThe philosopher Jeremy Bentham could never be accused of hypocrisy. A firm rationalist, after his death in 1832, and according to his instructions, he was publicly dissected and displayed. This is his skin.14 September 2016