BONE at the Florence Nightingale Museum

Look deep inside yourself at the Florence Nightingale Museum’s BONE exhibition. The museum is hosting more than 60 objects from around the world that explore the history of bones across culture and time.

Running until 31 August, BONE will be a “fascinating insight into the human body [that] meets the Charity’s objective to broaden people’s understanding of their health through the arts,” explains Nikki Crane the Head of Arts Strategy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

Visitors can travel through time and across the world in an exhibition that showcases the fascinating significance of bones through live performances and exhibitions by biomedical researchers. Explore the rich history of bones as interpreted by forensic archaeologists, artists, dancers, historians, and other bone enthusiasts.

The exhibition brings together more than a dozen of London museums to explore the remarkable objects that can be made with bone.

Simon Gould, BONE’s curator, created the exhibit to showcase the amazing objects that hold everyone together. He said: “Bone is an astonishing material and this exhibition promises to bring this to life for the visitor.”

You can delve into Sigmund Freud’s head (literally!) in this exhibition when you investigate the x-ray of his skull. Ward off wicked spirits with a mystical cat skeleton or explore more of the multitude of uses that bone has had throughout the centuries.

Amateur scientists can see medicine brought to life. Guests can see cutting-edge imaging technology or a bone showing the effects of syphilis.

Located within the Florence Nightingale Museum, BONE is a multi-disciplinary exposition for patients, medical staff, students, and the wider public.