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The Body. Art and Science

The National Museum of Fine Arts houses The Body. Art and Science exhibition.

The exhibition presents constructive symbiosis of artists and physicians ranging from Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical studies to Mona Hatoum's installation Corps etrangers (1994). Among the items on displayare anatomical drawings, drawings from life, illustrations from medical books, wax casts, sculptures and even installations based on the body.

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) provided the following specimens from Frederik Ruysch's natural-scientific collection bought by Russian Imperator Peter I.

  • right hand of a newborn
  • fetus in placenta
  • skeleton of a newborn