The Human Race exhibition
The Human Race exhibition will be on show at Govanhill Baths until 3 February 2013.
The exhibition brings together Scottish collections, newly commissioned artworks and rarely seen film footage to tell the story of Scotland’s role in the development of sport and exercise medicine.
‘It was brilliant’ James (10)
‘Fabulous! It exceeded my expectations’ Loretta (55)
‘It was great to see real body parts up close’ Sarah (17)
Every object has its story to tell in the fascinating journey from the early developments of technology in medicine to the equipment at the forefront of modern sports treatment. Objects include sports prosthetics, early anatomical specimens and modern body imaging techniques.
The exhibition features several Glasgow and Strathclyde pioneers including the physiotherapist Jimmy Steel, who worked with Celtic and Scotland football teams for nearly 50 years and Thomas McClurg Anderson, born in Motherwell 1899 who was one of the key figures in the development of motion analysis. Many other unlikely characters that helped shape the development of sports medicine over the past two centuries also feature in the exhibition.
As well as historical objects the exhibition also includes specially commissioned artworks from four Scottish based artists. Each artist used the rich material of the exhibition to find their own points of interest and stories, which they expressed through their individual projects.
Human Race has been on tour in Scotland since March 2012 and has been seen by more than 200,000 people.
It is FREE to enter and will be on show at Govanhill Baths from 23 November 2012 to 3 February 2013. Opening hours 11am – 3pm Monday – Friday.
PLEASE NOTE THE BATHS WILL BE CLOSED FROM 21 DECEMBER 2012 – 3 JANUARY 2013
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