May 10, 2012
As I was in London earlier this week for the Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery it seemed churlish not to take in the Wellcome Collection’s fascinating Brains exhibition too, which dovetailed nicely with the bizarre view that Leonardo and his contemporaries had of brain structure.
Anyway, here’s the exhibition’s video trailer, and yes they do have some samples of Einstein’s brains. Apparently, he wanted to be cremated but someone took his brain and donated it on his behalf to science.
Brains is free entry and runs until 17th June at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road, London. Leonardo is on until 7th October, I believe booking for Leo is essential.