Brains exhibition from the Wellcome Collection opens in Manchester

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24 July 2013
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imports_WRI_0-lxnsaqpd-100000_90262.png Brains exhibition from the Wellcome Collection opens in Manchester
Exhibits in Brains: The Mind as Matter include rare manuscripts and 60 phrenological heads ...
Exhibits in Brains: The Mind as Matter include rare manuscripts, contemporary artworks and a collection of 60 phrenological heads
The exhibition, which is on display at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester) from 26 July to 4 January 2014, looks at what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change. It includes more than 100 exhibits, one third of which are from Manchester and have never before been on public display.
Brains curator Marius Kwint said: 'The brain is the subject of major international efforts to grapple with its unimaginable complexity, and to understand the way that it provides for our behaviour, memory and consciousness. In some ways, the study of the brain is our present-day moonshot. So we need to consider how our view of the brain, as the core of human identity, has come about, and what people have done to each other in the name of brain science. The quest to unravel the brain’s mysteries is a fascinating and sometimes moving story.'
Writers looking for material who visit this show are bound to find inspiration and food for thought.


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