HBA Museum of Anatomy and Pathology aims to be both a world-class reference collection of human anatomy and pathology material and a vibrant study hub for educational and research activities. Taking a scientific and ethically-considered approach, the museum provides teaching resources for relevant University of Melbourne curricula and educational services for external institutions. The museum further offers unique public engagement opportunities, both virtual and physical, which aim to enhance knowledge transfer and broaden scientific discourse. The museum actively pursues maintenance and expansion of the collection, while also evolving to reflect our ever-changing understanding of the human body.
Rohan has worked in natural history museums for many years, in zoological and palaeontological collections. From 2013-2018, Rohan was the collection manager of the Tiegs Zoology Museum at the University of Melbourne. He has written about museums for Pursuit, INSITE magazine, University of Melbourne Collections magazine and the Victorian Collections website. Rohan is a regular guest on David Astle's Evenings program on ABC Melbourne Radio, The Laborastory, and Sci-Fight science comedy debates. You can find him on Twitter @zoologyrohan.
Dr Nina Sellars (part-time—exhibitions and programs)
Dr Nina Sellars brings a transdisciplinary approach to her role of promoting engagement with the museum; incorporating her experience in the fields of art, science, and humanities. Nina was a research fellow at the Alternate Anatomies Lab at Curtin University (robotics and art research), artist in residence at SymbioticA (biological arts lab) at the University of Western Australia, lecturer of anatomical drawing at Monash University, and a prosector at the UWA. Recent publications of her research on anatomy and its visualisation, include an essay in “Fluid Matter(s): Flow and Transformation in the History of the Body” edited by medical historians Natalie Köhle and Shigehisa Kuriyama.
University of Melbourne
Cnr Grattan Street and Royal Parade
The museum is located on Level 3, East Wing of the Medical Building (Tri-radiate or Building 181). The building can be entered via the main entrance on Grattan Street. The nearest tram stop is Stop 10 Royal Melbourne Hospital (Route 19), corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade.
Collection is not open to the general public. Swipe card access is provided to students enrolled in Anatomy and/or Pathology.
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.30pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Due to the emerging COVID-19 situation and policy statements from the State and Federal Government, University Museums will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.