Inside the Collection

Tag: anatomical models

Busted

January 25, 2019

Anni Turnbull
The Museum has a wonderful collection of busts in the areas of science, fashion and art. From the slightly disconcerting 19th century French paper-mache anatomical models used to explore and demonstrate the workings of the human body to the fabulously formed torso of Chesty Bonds advertising Bonds singlets.

Midwifery training simulator

July 23, 2012

Damian McDonald
Many objects in the Powerhouse Museum’s health and medicine collection have a visceral, unique and incidental beauty to them. The skull saw , the mortuary table, even the speculums.  And some objects engender an inspired beauty in both form and function, such as the obstetric phantom.