Instrumental Change pop-up explores evolution of medical practice

The evolution of medical practice through innovation and the development of new materials is explored in a pop-up exhibition produced by students from the University of Manchester’s MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies course.

Instrumental Change features objects kindly loaned by the Manchester Museum of Medicine and Health in a series of six connected displays investigating the development and transformation of medical practice through materiality.

From medicinal pottery to prized objects of whalebone, the evolution of metals and alloys, and the lives saved by the invention of plastic and disposable objects, the exhibition examines the broader themes of transformation, sustainability and functionality and its implication for and beyond medical practice.

Instrumental Change will take place at Manchester Central Library, Wednesday 11 December from 10am - 4pm.

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