Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

‘Sensational Bodies’ – two guided walks for the Museum of London

In 2006 archaeologists from the Museum of London made a remarkable discovery in a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel – 262 bodies, some complete, others fragmentary, … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 7 – Rackstrow’s Anatomical Museum

In an age of Enlightenment, learning about the human body was one means of acquiring polish, just as young English milordi were sent off on the Grand Tour to learn … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sick City Talks 6 – ‘Bone’

Can these dry bones live? In ‘Bone’, a new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum, Simon Gould and Rhiannon Armstrong demonstrate triumphantly that they can. ‘Bone’ brings together 45 objects … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Talks 5 – Natasha McEnroe

When Lytton Strachey set out to puncture Victorian pomposity and hypocrisy in Eminent Victorians (1918), he used the life of Florence Nightingale to unpick the military bungling of the Crimean … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment