Heart Macabre – Barts Pathology Museum

I was excited to attend a life drawing class within Barts Pathology Museum recently. Barts Pathology Museum is usually closed to the public so this was a fantastic opportunity to explore the museum whilst also attending a life drawing class.

The museum collection was absolutely fascinating very similar to the Huntarian museum but exclusively human specimens. There are a number of quite sensitive examples, for example a 7 month old foetus still insitu within the womb. there is also the skeleton of conjoined twins and the head of a baby with a cleft lip. What fascinated me was also an example of a liver with cirrhosis from a publican who had died at the age of 50.

The life drawing was themed around valentines day and the heart, it was more of an event than a useful life drawing class and I didn’t feel that it was particularly useful, sadly.

Heart Macabre

Heart Macabre



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