Anatomy of an Athlete – Hunterian Museum

For those fascinated by how the body works the Hunterian has a remarkable exhibition on how athletes’ bodies allow them to do what they do.  As ever with the Hunterian no concessions are made to the squeamish but it’s riveting to see what goes on under all the lycra, if you see what I mean.  It’s free and great for kids.

The Hunterian Museum has worked with the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain to generate new artworks that explore the anatomy and physiology of elite athletics. Ranging across different media and sporting disciplines, the artists illustrate the key role played by sports and exercise medicine, and surgery in particular.

Find out about the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery, innovative developments in prosthetics and the importance of training to muscle development. World-leading medical artists Joanna Culley, Emily Evans, Richard Neave/Denise Smith and Catherine Sulzmann have used have used a variety of art-forms including watercolour, video and sculpture to represent a selection of sports and para-sports. Their art provides a unique opportunity to study in detail the best of British at running, hurdling, canoeing and hockey.


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