Former Museum of the Month, the Hunterian Museum, has a delightful new exhibition themed around microscopy. Artist Susanna Edwards found a collection of Victorian microscope slides in a charity shop. She then photographed the 19th Century preparations using microscopes both antique and modern - the oldest, a 1730s Culpeper microscope, dates back the best part of three centuries, over which time this analytical technique has developed immeasurably. The resulting images, when displayed alongside the slides and microscopes on the Hunterian's upper floor, explore 'microscopy as craft and technology, art and science'. The exhibition is supported by a series of lectures, tours and workshops at this, one of London's most unusual museums. Curious: The Craft of Microscopy runs at the Hunterian Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, until 3 July.
Curious: The Craft Of Microscopy @ Hunterian Museum
Last Updated 26 February 2010