To mark Armistice Day the Hunterian Museum has installed the first phase of the Royal College of Surgeons War, Art and Surgery programme. The exhibition runs until 14 February 2015.
Visitors will have the rare opportunity to explore the relationship between war and surgery, past and present. With unprecedented access to military facilities, the artist Julia Midgely has created over 150 pieces of reportage artwork representing military surgeons in traning and recently wounded soldiers on their road to recovery. Julia’s work will be exhibited alongside all 72 of the College’s striking pastels of wounded sevicemen by surgeon-artist Henry Tonks from 1916-1918.
The War, Art and Surgery programme will also feature an exhibition of Julia’s work at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery in Summer 2014 and a two-day conference ‘From Hunter to Helmand: Military Medicine Then and Now’ at the Hunterian Museum in November 2014. More details can be found on the Hunterian Museum website.