AD Shrunken Body Parts Object Handling

  • Discussion
  • Audio described
Photograph of a young woman holding a museum handling object as part of a study day at Wellcome Collection.
Body Image study day, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Using replicas from our ‘Medicine Man’ exhibition, hear about and discuss how people have shrunk human body parts throughout history, from the shrunken heads of Ecuador to Chinese foot-binding. You will also be able to touch and hold the objects as they are audio-described and ask any questions you may have.

About your speaker

Photograph of Brad Dean

Brad Dean

Brad is an apprentice in the Visitor Experience team at Wellcome Collection. He’s a big fan of history, art and music.