Casson Mann has transformed the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons England, creating a complex and fascinating design which helps visitors understand the significance of a rich collection.
At its core lies the story of John Hunter – 18th-century anatomist, physician, and surgeon - for whom this London museum is named. The design strengthens the narrative by establishing a strong chronology and interweaving stories of Hunter, his legacy, the history of surgery and its practice today. Full of surprises and curious juxtapositions, eight galleries trace the evolution of medical knowledge over time and contextualise the controversial practices of the past.
"Hunterian Museum opens and it's brilliant...it's back, and ten times as slick." ★★★★★ The Londonist
"From eyes to testes, an exemplary, if icky, revamp." ★★★★★ The Times
"It is by turns sick-making, overstuffed, and crazy, but I left entranced and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it." ★★★★ The Evening Standard
"What comes across in the new layout - elegantly executed by exhibition designers Casson Mann - is the sheer breadth of subjects consumed by Hunter's self-professed "grand curiosity"." The Guardian
"The Hunterian Museum is back and better than ever...their redisplay is an eye-popping triumph." IanVisits
"Casson Mann led the exhibition design of the Hunterian...The Hunterian's displays are visually stimulating, while conveying a clear story." Museums Association
"The newly reopened Hunterian Museum acknowledges the ethical quandaries posed by its collection of anatomical specimens." Smithsonian Magazine
"It is by turns sick-making, overstuffed, and crazy, but I left entranced and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it."
Robbie Smith, Evening Standard