The world’s smallest brain will feature alongside famous brains, a rare medieval manuscript, contemporary artworks, specimens, artefacts and film footage related to one of the most complex entities in the universe in Brains: The Mind as Matter, which opens this week at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). The exhibition, which runs from Friday 26 July 2013 until Saturday 4 January 2014, features more than 100 items – over a third of which are from Manchester and have never been on public display before. It is set to illuminate the city’s pioneering role in neuroscience and its heritage in the subject, from our early ideas about the brain documented in a manuscript dating from 1495, to use of the first commercial CT scanner, to the very latest scientific research. This is the first time the exhibition has been shown outside London and includes 38 new items specific to Manchester. The exhibition also features work from a dozen contemporary artists, including a newly commissioned work by Salford-based artist Daksha Patel.

Fri 26 Jul 2013 – Sat 4 Jan 2014, MOSI, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3 4FP, Tel: 0161 832 2244, 10am – 5pm every day, except 24 – 26 December & 1 January, FREE,

Fri 26 Jul - Sat 4 Jan
Chris Horkan
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Wed 24 Jul 2013