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Fun with organs

Yes, the human biological kind of organs.

From BBC:

Intricate wax models of humans – and their internal organs – helped educate medical students during the 19th Century. But they also offered the general public an unusual afternoon’s entertainment.

As the Wellcome Collection in central London tells the curious and grotesque story of the anatomical model – take a tour with curator Kate Forde.

Watch the audio slideshow

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.