Explore your Archive: the new public awareness campaign for the archives sector
The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have come together to create a new campaign to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have, every day, on individual lives. The campaign will launch to the public from Saturday 16 November 2013, and as part of this, Queen Square Archive have launched a new exhibition in Queen Square Library: The Beginning of the End of the Falling Sickness: Epilepsy and its treatment in London 1860-1910.
Queen Square Archive is also a featured Archive on the Explore your Archive website - including an image of a papier-mache and plaster anatomical model by Dr Louis Auzoux: Normandy, circa 1848, which is held in our collection. This model is called “Homme Clastique”. It is made of mixture of cork and clay as well as paper and glue, and was used for teaching in the 1850s.
Current exhibition in Queen Square Library, Archive and Museum:
The Beginning of the End of the Falling Sickness: Epilepsy and its treatment in London 1860-1910
The current exhibition includes monographs and journals illustrating the state of epilepsy theory in 1860 and the evolution of the concepts and treatment of epilepsy in London over the subsequent 50 years. It also paints a picture of the London epilepsy scene in this most dynamic period in the history of epileptology, including photographs of key figures in Queen Square.
Please see the Exhibition handout for further information.
You can visit the museum to see the displays in person or, for the current exhibition and some of the earlier displays, visit the compilations page on the archives website to see some of the content online.