The Body in Pictures

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Photograph of a group of people examining library material on a table.
Library Insights event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

See printed masterpieces of anatomical illustration and hear about the bringing together of artistic technique with anatomical science. Featuring historical highlights from Wellcome Collection described by William Schupbach and insights from anatomy lecturer Jennifer Paxton, this talk will explore how the long tradition of anatomical illustration continues to this day.

This event is inspired by ‘Anatomicum‘ by Jennifer Paxton.

About your speakers

Photograph of Jennifer Z Paxton

Jennifer Z Paxton

Jennifer Z Paxton is Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh and Principal Investigator of the Paxton Lab, a tissue engineering laboratory. Jennifer has won the Wellcome Trust 'I'm a Scientist' competition twice (2013, 2018). She loves bringing the science of anatomy to a wider audience and working with primary schools to engage more children with the subject.

Photograph of William Schupbach

William Schupbach

William Schupbach is a Research Development Specialist at Wellcome Collection and author of The Paradox Of Rembrandt's Anatomy Of Dr Tulp.