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.
The RCP library is rich in early printed mathematical books with evidence of readers’ involvement with the text.
RCP fellows have always had broad interests, and many were experts in mathematics. A new display highlights their work in maths, and the presence of geometrical texts in the RCP library.
The Pharmacopoeia Londinensis is one of the most significant books in the history of the Royal College of Physicians. The first two editions are currently on display in the RCP Treasures Room.
The RCP museum has recently acquired the court dress of Sir William Withey Gull, one of Queen Victoria’s physicians. Storing these exciting items presented some interesting challenges.