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Hunterian Museum reopens after a two year closure

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:214
  1. Wendy Moore
  1. London

An extensive anatomical collection of human and animal specimens will be unveiled to the public when the Hunterian Museum reopens in modern new surroundings at the Royal College of Surgeons in London next week.

After being closed for two years for refurbishment, the collection of more than 3500 specimens, which originally belonged to the 18th century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter, will be formally opened by Princess Anne. The £3.2m ($6m; €4.6m) gallery, with brightly lit glass cases rising through two storeys to the ceiling, has been designed to recapture the “scale …

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