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Taster talk: The Anatomy Professor


  • 28 January 2019, 5 — 5.15pm
  • 25 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
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Part of our

The Anatomy Professor

events programme
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Cast made by unidentified maker, production supervised by William Hunter, Écorché figure (detail), Probably 1771.

Sculpture cast. 1715 mm x 610 mm x 475 mm. Photo credit © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Paul Highnam.

Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.

Tainted by rumours of body-snatching and skulduggery, the controversial subject of anatomical instruction was introduced at the RA in 1768 with the appointment of influential physician William Hunter (1718-1783). Find out more about the Academy’s Professors of Anatomy in this short talk within the exhibition, The Anatomy Professor.

In this series of taster talks, encounter the stories behind the RA Collection and buildings from the perspective of the RA staff.

Taster talks are free and last 15 minutes. Ask a member of the team on site for further information.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 28 January 2019, 5 — 5.15pm
  • 25 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm

The Tennant Gallery, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.