Sector Opportunities

Performing Medicine’s Open Online Programme

Whether you are a student, healthcare professional, artist, or simply have an interest in Performing Medicine’s work, these online courses will be interesting and relevant to people from all backgrounds and specialisms.


With Eleanor Crook
Start 23 March, running for 4 weeks

The medical museums may be closed but our minds and sketchbooks are open! Eleanor Crook, anatomical artist and educator, teaches four online sessions of anatomy art inspired by famous wax anatomical collections. Four inspiring historic wax modellers, four art classes, four lectures, four techniques, four Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9pm.

The dates of the four sessions are:

  • Tuesday 23 March –  Wax skeletons by Clemente Susini (Florence) and other wax masters and mistresses.
  • Tuesday 30 March –  The wax cabinet of Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna, including work by masters of the craft such as Ercole Lelli, Giovanni Manzolini and Anna Morandi Manzolini (“the Lady Anatomist”).
  • Tuesday 6 April –  The Wax bodies of Clemente Susini at the Specola Museum in Florence and his stunning final collection in Cagliari, Sardinia.
  • Tuesday 13 April – The Wax models of British eccentric sculptor Joseph Towne in the Gordon Museum, Guy’s Hospital London.

For more information and to book visit

Anatomical Drawing


With Sukey Parnell Johnson and Liz Orton
Starting 24 March, running for 6 weeks

How are our experience of illness shaped by visual representations? How is health culturally and ethically inscribed in images? Join Liz Orton & Sukey Parnell Johnson in exploring photographic treatments of the body, a six-week online course about health, illness and its representations.

This is a participatory course and uses a mixture of self-directed and collaborative photography, visual and archival research, collage, curation, critical inquiry, case-studies, photo dialogues and reading.

The course will ask:

  • What if we consider photographs as contaminating and infecting public imagination?
  • Why do we ‘look’ well and how might we re-figure images of health to reflect diverse bodies?
  • How can we disrupt harmful image pathologies. And what might care-ful and caring images look like?
  • How and where might we find a visual language for invisible illnesses?

For more information and to book visit

Dissected Image

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