Our bodies, our boundaries: A new exhibit in London

Hans Rosling of Gapminder swallowing a bayonet during his TED presentation in 2007 (Wiki commons).

Foreign Bodies is an exhibition curated by University College London’s Researchers in Museums that re-interprets the collections through the theme of “foreign bodies.” Seven very different research projects invite viewers to explore the idea of what is alien – biologically, psychologically, socially, and politically – and how this concept has shifted across history, culture, and even species. The exhibition brings together objects from across UCL collections, including the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the Grant Museum of Zoology and UCL Art Museum, as well as the Geology, Pathology, Archaeology, and teaching collections. The exhibition also includes special contributions and object loans from Dr. Ruth Siddall (UCL Department of Earth Sciences), the Gashaka Primate Project, and research-related objects from members of the curatorial team. The exhibit will be open through July 14, 2013.

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