The Human Body
Source: Museum Victoria
Explore the wonder and fascination of the human body.
Featured in the exhibition are a number of carefully prepared plastinated specimes of human organs provided by the University of Melbourne’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. These provide a rare opportunity to observe the true nature of our bodies and how they work.
Take a close look at the ways in which our understanding of the body’s internal structure has developed and changed over the years. This exhibition examines how we look at the human body, what we observe and how we interpret what is revealed. The wonderful diversity of maps and images produced both today and in the past are on display, as well as the techniques used to generate them.
Highlights include interactive DNA displays, historic post-mortem tools , early x-ray machines, ‘Tjeby’ - an ancient Egyptian mummy and ‘William’ – a papier mache anatomical model made in the 1850s by French anatomist, Dr. Louis Thomas Gerome Auzoux (1797–1881).