Crypt to Laboratory

By other museum staff on 13 Jun 2012

Following on from last week’s Conservation Introduction blog, Intern Jill Saunders explains how the iron coffin was transported from the crypt at St Bride’s to the laboratory here at the Museum. Find out more below… Once our treatment proposal had been approved, the next task of the Conservation Department was to work out how to safely transport the coffin and its lid from the crypt at St Bride’s, Fleet Street to the laboratory at the Museum of London, London Wall. Due to the size and weight of the object, we also had to make sure that we could accommodate it, […]

Protecting the bodies of the dead

By other museum staff on 30 Apr 2012

On 19 October 2012 the Museum of London will open Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, which will explore the early 19th century history of human dissection and the trade in dead bodies. Osteologist and exhibition curator Jelena Bekvalac talks about the work currently being undertaken for this major exhibition. In 2006 archaeological excavations by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) took place on site at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel revealing an area of burial ground – used for a short period of time from c.1825-1840 – which had long since been forgotten. Significantly the passing of the 1832 Anatomy […]