• A Body of Knowledge

    A Body of Knowledge combines two exhibitions across three venues at The University of Melbourne in celebration of 150 years of Melbourne Medical School 1862-2012. The two exhibitions supported by this resource are:

    1. The Anatomy Lesson. The education resource primarily focuses on this exhibition located at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. It explores the long history of imagining the body that is shared by artists and anatomists.

    2. The Art of Teaching: Models and Methods. This exhibition is located at the Leigh Scott Gallery, 1st Floor of the Baillieu Library (a 5 minute walk from the Ian Potter Museum of Art). Students who undertake the Anatomical Drawing activity will draw from the captivating models and objects that have been used in teaching of medicine and dentistry at the University of Melbourne.

    Resource developed by Sarah Healy and Lauren Welsh (Master of Teaching, UoM 2012)


    Sally Smart, Anatomy lesson, 1995, cotton, synthetic polymer paint, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, wooden dowel on paper and linen, 7 components: 244 x 335 cm overall. The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, acquired 1995. On loan to the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

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