Now open – SPARE PARTS: Rethinking Human Repair

The second season in our new home has arrived!

SPARE PARTS explores the art, science, ethics and technology of human repair and alteration.

Can ‘spare parts’ exist outside the biological body? Are our bodies a sum of independent parts that are regenerated, enhanced, donated or altered?

Research from King’s College London are interwoven into the installations, artworks and experiences featured within the season.

From couture tissue engineering and growing your own replacement body parts, to personal stories of organ transplantation, discover what the future of medical engineering might mean for us all in the near future.

A man touches the artwork "Life Pulse" by Michael Pinsky, which is situated near the entrance to Science Gallery London

A woman looks at the artwork "New Organs of Creation" by artists Burton Nitta, comprised of 3D printed larynxes

A woman places plastic internal organs into a mannequin's chest

Make sure to drop into The Gut, an interactive space at the heart of the exhibition, where you can get hands-on with the themes of the exhibition, grafting cacti, 3D printing a mini-organ and even hand-sewing electrodes to contribute to a live research project.

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We look forward to seeing you at SPARE PARTS soon!

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SPARE PARTS: Rethinking Human Repair

28 February to 12 May 2019

Exhibition open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00–18:00. Closed Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays).

Free entry.