Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy as a complex social and cultural activity through three important periods in the history of anatomy: the sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries. Collection objects, historical imagery, 3-D settings, and multimedia experiences invite visitors to enter a sixteenth-century dissection "theater," investigate nineteenth-century anatomical practices, and explore how modern methods and techniques, including the use of digital technology, are transforming anatomical education.

Regular museum admission rates apply.


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  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
  • Science Center, Room 251, 1 Oxford Street
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Harvard Square
  • 617 495 2779

Date & Time

  • Thu, March 6, 2014
    Fri, December 5, 2014


  • Museums / Attractions