Brain exhibition open at the Museum of Science and Industry

Date Posted: 27/07/2013

Brains: The Mind as Matter is a new science and art exhibition which has opened at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, running until 4th January.

The exhibition features more than 100 items, and visitors can see the world’s smallest brain featuring alongside famous brains, a medieval manuscript, contemporary artworks, specimens, artefacts and film footage related to the brain.

Brains also showcases a piece of the brain of the infamous body snatcher William Burke alongside a model of Albert Einstein’s brain.

Explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.

12 contemporary artists are showcased in the exhibition, including Daksha Patel, Helen Pynor, Katharine Dowson, David Marron, and William Utermohlen.

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Pictured: Helen Pynor, Head Ache, 2008. Image courtesy of the artist and GV Art gallery, London.

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