Drawing parallels – artistic encounters with pathology
A Share Academy project

This project – a partnership between Barts Pathology Museum, Queen Mary University of London and UCL Pathology Collections – responded to a need for serious and balanced discussion around the display of pathology collections. 

The project surveyed the attitudes of specialist and non- specialist audiences through a series of practical workshops. Participants encountered photographs and drawings of pathology specimens as well as specimens themselves. Participants were encouraged to share their views, developing their encounters through drawing and dialogue. Findings from the project will inform how such specimens are interpreted and displayed at both collections.

To discover more about Drawing Parallels check out the project blog

Image used - courtesy of Tony ‘TK’ Smith

Project Leads

  • Dr. Alex Freeman, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL
  • Nick Booth and Subhadra Das, Teaching & Research Collections, Museums & Public Engagement, UCL
  • Carla Valentine, Technical Curator, Barts Pathology Museum,Queen Mary University
  • Dr Lucy Lyons, Artist in Residence,  Barts Pathology Museums, Queen Mary University
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