The RCP museum houses two portraits by Mary Beale, one of the first English women to make her living as a painter.
Dr Kristin Hussey, lead curator of the RCP's upcoming exhibition 'This vexed question: 500 years of women in medicine', discusses what its highlights are, the pieces that shocked her, and the importance of highlighting the history of women in medicine.
Two museum studies students from the University of Leicester have spent the summer helping us research unaccessioned objects in the RCP museum.
Our latest curator’s curiosity is a one of the books by the ancient author Galen, translated by the RCP’s first president, Thomas Linacre, and published the year after the RCP was founded.
A poisonous antimony cup, once used by quack healers, is the latest RCP500 curator’s curiosity.
Louise Thandiwe Wilson spent 3 months at the RCP museum on a student placement, working on audience research and audience engagement. She has written about her time working here.
An interview with artist Angela Palmer, about her new work, ‘Heart’ commissioned by the RCP for its 2018 exhibition ‘Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation’.
The Grant of Arms – the 1546 manuscript giving the RCP permission to use a coat of arms –is the curator’s curiosity on display until 16 July 2018.
On 13 June 2018, Dr Barnabas Calder, Ted Cullinan, and Suzanne Waters came to the RCP to talk about the life, work and personal papers of modernist architect Denys Lasdun.
Oral history recordings from the RCP archives are being taken to news audiences in the History Zone at the RCP Innovation in Medicine 2018 Conference on 25 and 26 June.