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By Colin Hambrook

photo of performing artist Mat Fraser standing in front of a series of shelves containing prosthetic limbs

Mat Fraser Cabinet of Curiosities- How disability was kept in a box. Photo © Richard Sandell

When the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) at the University of Leicester asked actor and performance artist Mat Fraser to create a show exploring the medical profession's approach to disability by responding to the collections of the Hunterian Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal College of Physicians he came up with The Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in a Box. By Colin Hambrook.