Assembling Bodies Art, Science & Imagination
Anita Herle, Mark Elliott & Rebecca Empson
Assembling Bodies is a major interdisciplinary exhibition at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, open from March 2009 to November 2010. The exhibition explores some of the different ways that bodies are imagined, understood and transformed in the arts, social and bio-medical sciences.
Assembling Bodies showcases Cambridge’s extraordinarily rich and diverse collections, complemented by external loans and exciting contemporary artworks. It brings together a range of remarkable and distinctive objects, including the earliest stone tools used by human ancestors, classical sculptures, medieval manuscripts, anatomical drawings, scientific and medical instruments, the model of the double-helix, ancestral figures from the Pacific, South African body-maps and kinetic artworks.
A series of special events and activities for a wide range of audiences is planned to run throughout the period of the exhibition, until December 2010. Numerous academic lectures, conferences and workshops are also planned. Details of all these events will appear on this website.