WRITTEN IN BONE
A Forensic Facial Reconstruction Workshop with Dr Wendy Birch and Pascale Pollier-Green
At the Dissenters Chapel on Saturday the 21st October 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

This hands on workshop will start with a presentation of a forensic case and will introduce the student to how forensic facial reconstruction is carried out. The students will then be guided through the process of applying wax muscles to a plaster skull. This is not actual forensic facial reconstruction as we don't have time to do the measuring required but it will give students the opportunity to learn about the musculature of the face and how to build-up anatomically correct muscles on a skull, so they will get an idea of what forensic facial reconstruction entails.

Anatomical skull models are provided for in class use only.

Tickets £80 including a Hendricks' gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Dr Wendy Birch looks after the Anatomy Laboratory at UCL. Her main areas of interest include human anatomy, forensic osteology and the excavation and identification of human remains. Wendy also works as a forensic consultant, providing advice on human anatomy, the identification of skeletal remains, facial reconstruction, decomposition and forensic archaeology.

Pascale Pollier-Green: Pascale studied fine art and Painting at St Lucas art school in Ghent, Belgium, and subsequently a postgraduate training with the Medical Artists Association, London UK. She was co-founder and president of BIOMAB (Biological and Medical Art in Belgium) and now in the role of scientific advisor to Biomab’s study programme (ARS) Art Researches Science , she is curating and organising exhibitions, dissection drawing classes, collaborative art/science projects, symposiums and conferences. In 2015 she became co founder and president of the non profit organisation ARSIC “Art Researches Science International Collaborations , an international collective where Art and Science become entangled. This interdisciplinary association unites artists, scientists and those with a passion for the synergy between Art and Science, Technology and Philosophy.

 

 

The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Ticket includes tour of the catacombs.